Glen Haven

   BONNER CENTER COMMUNITY SITE  

Glen Haven Multicultural After School Tutorial Program

Location
Glen Haven Apartments E & F
426 Greenbriar Rd, Greensboro, NC

Mission
Support refugee and immigrant youth and families by creating a welcoming and safe space for learning, providing educational and entrepreneurial encouragement for youth and adults, and connecting families to the greater Greensboro community.

Description
The Glen Haven Community Center, located among the homes of over 40 refugee and immigrant families, offers a welcoming space for community members, some who have recently arrived and others who have been at Glen Haven for years now.

Glen Haven volunteers and staff provide individuals the support they need to find their roots in Greensboro through after-school tutoring and mentoring for youth, entrepreneurial and empowerment group for craftswomen, ESOL classes for adults, computer literacy and job training courses, and more. The center’s foundation is its after-school tutoring and mentoring program, where volunteers help students with homework and building reading skills, provide support to students who may be experiencing bullying, racism, or discrimination at school or on site, and reciprocally learn from the students, who have traveled to Greensboro from countries such as Liberia, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, the highlands of Vietnam, and Mexico.

Through consistent and dedicated volunteering, volunteers can watch the progress of a student, not only through report cards and how well they can read, but they will also grow in many ways right in front of you.

In partnership with Center for New North Carolinians.


For more information contact: loubetsenearcm@guilford.edu







Upcoming Events
Schedule
Monday - Thursday 2:30-5:30 (2:30 pm DEP Guilford/5:30pm ARR Guilford in the parking lot between Dana and the Bonner Center).

Center opens for after-school tutoring at 3:00 PM and closes at 5:30 PM on weekdays

Activities
After-school Tutoring Program, Mondays-Thursdays* 3-5:30 PM
Preschool Class, Mondays and Fridays 1-2:30 PM
Girl Scouts, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM
Boys Club, Wednesdays 5:30-7 PM
Crafty Conversations, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-3 PM
ESOL Class, Monday-Friday 8:30 - 11 AM and Wednesdays 7-9 PM
One-on-one Citizenship Tutoring, Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
Citizenship Class Monday 5:30 PM
* Fun Fridays from 3-5:30 PM: activities for the kids

Center for New North Carolinians partners with us at Glen Haven.

Project Coordinator, 2014-2015
Christie Loubet-Senear, Community Scholar
Contact loubetsenearcm@guilford.edu with any questions or comments.

Past Events
•  After-school Tutoring Launch (9/24/13)
•  Remulching the Playground with Westminster Church (9/28/13)
•  Affordable Care Act Seminar (10/3/13)
•  Dental Clinic (10/10/13)
•  Teen Time Launch (10/12/13)
•  Trip to the Children's Museum (10/16/13)
•  FALL FEST at Guilford College (11/2/13)
•  Flu Shots (11/6/13)
•  Blanket Give-away (11/8/13)
•  Health Screening (11/19/13 at 6:30 PM)
•  Elon University Sponsored Work Day - Painting (11/23/13)
•  Volunteer Appreciation Party (12/6/13)
•  Girl Scouts Sleepover (12/13/13)
•  Flu Shot Clinic
•  Brickz 4 Kidz Workshop (1/15/14)
•  Tennis Camp (1/17/14)
•  AmeriCorps Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day (1/18/14)


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March 31, 2014 This week at Glen Haven...
Guilford students new to Glen Haven came for a special service day and helped our students plant flowers! Thanks and love goes out to the Bonner Congress Representatives for all of their support, time, and energy!

March 5, 2014 
Today our new volunteers went through training with Frannie from the Center for New North Carolinians - looking forward to the Spring '14 groups! Monthly reflections for volunteers will start at the end of the month!

Jan. 27, 2014 Teen Time and our middle schoolers went to a magnet school fair (1/25/14) and learned about different programs they can enroll into that are career-oriented. We're looking for new volunteers for this Spring semester! If you're interested, please feel free to come any day this week, and contact Mary at heiseymc@guilford.edu.

Jan. 10, 2014 
We're back in business! Tutoring and all programs are back in swing this week. Because of a lack of volunteers (the downside of J-Term), we are implementing a new system where the kids come in waves to be tutored. Calmer, quieter, and the kids are able to get one-on-one help this way. Drop in and lend us an hour or two some time this week! We'd love to have you! Contact Mary at heiseymc@guilford.edu if interested. 

Nov. 23, 2013 
Today Elon University came for a work day, painting the walls of the center which was MUCH need! I'm always amazed with the kindness and generosity I find in- and outside of the center. Guilford's PRIDE group came to Teen Time to discuss everything LGBTQQA-related with our students, emerging them in a conversation they have never seriously considered or talked about out loud before.

Nov. 15, 2013 

Things at Glen Haven are going very well! Numerous Guilford students have emailed me about volunteer and work study positions - we've been generating interest just through word of mouth! Preliminary collaboration is happening between Josè Oliva of Roads to College and our high school program, as well as an upcoming donation drive and dance with Elimu and Ashton Woods (check them out by clicking their tabs above!).

Nov. 8, 2013 
Our younger Glen Haven residents went to Guilford College for Fall Fest on 11/2, sponsored by the Bonner Center. There were bouncy houses, pumpkin painting, a haunted house, and a campus tour for the older students. Teen Time is meeting for our fourth time this upcoming Saturday, and our mini-workshop will focus on bullying. Our on-site congregational nurse gave flu shots to our residents without medical insurance on 11/6 and will come back again later in the month for health screenings. After tutoring today, some of our kids helped us carry bags and bags full of blankets for our blanket give-away Friday 11/8.


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Club, team, etc
ACADEMIC SUPPORTER    
Faculty member
COMMUNITY SUPPORTER Neighborhood, grassroots organization

ADVOCACY CHAMPION Issues-based nonprofit

BUSINESS SUPPORTER  
Support from a business owner
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2014-2015 Important Texts and Resources
Content guidelines, style and format page
• Welcoming Greensboro Initiative   
Slideshow from American Friends Service Committee, Uniting NC, Bonner Center et al 
• Welcoming Greensboro Initiative, Full Report to the City
• Social Equity in the Triad 
from Piedmont Together
Bonner Center Facebook   
Look at links we’ve posted on poverty, social injustice, food insecurity, etc and see where they lead
High Impact 101
Understand what High Impact Practices mean
Visual Images

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