EdD candidate in Kinesiology, Mona Flynn is eager to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in yoga therapy. Her research will focus on how physical activity improves overall well-being through her work with immigrant and refugee women at her non-profit, The Yoga Connection.
Governed by a student-led committee, the UNCG Green Fund financially supports sustainable projects focusing on social equity, environment, economy, and aesthetics. The resulting initiatives, research, and education programs aim to benefit students on campus and the larger Greensboro community.
The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) helps immigrants and refugees become an acclimated part of their local community. UNCG students who work with the Center provide critical support while gaining invaluable experience and perspective.
Students get in the spirit of service early in the academic year. Spartan Service Day 2022 was another rousing success, with hundreds of students assisting more than a dozen organizations in the greater Greensboro community.
Students looking for a chance to serve others can apply now. The Center for New North Carolinians is taking applications for the AmeriCorps Cross-Cultural Education Service Systems. On top of a chance to volunteer, it gives students tools for building their professional prospects.
For more than a decade, Dr. Marianne LeGreco, in the Department of Communication Studies, has been one of the driving forces behind local food security initiatives, including urban garden projects, fresh food mobile markets, entrepreneurship programs, and culinary workshops. With UNCG support, the SNAP benefits “Green for Greens” program helped the local community and farmers markets weather the pandemic.
Health leaders across the state and the country have warned of a rise in mental health crises, particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UNC Greensboro’s “Voices Amplified” project will work to reach people where they are, and serve families and youth. Read more about this new partnership and its far-reaching impact across North Carolina.
Food access is a social justice matter and tied to ecojustice through sustainable land cultivation. Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi and her students helped break ground on a site in Southeast Greensboro and are continuing research within the community. Read more at UNCG Research.
Fun in the sun and in the water brought together members of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and local children who need a little support finding their voice. Six graduate clinicians worked with the kids during this inaugural camp that supports children who struggle with stuttering.
A Guilford County Schools’ Women in Education Tea at UNCG highlighted the impact of women educators. The event celebrated women who are helping lead the region and UNCG’s Institute for Partnership in Education (IPiE) which strengthens education across the state.
Keylin Rivera ’13 serves the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization, and she is in constant communication with White House agencies for her work. UNCG helped her become a leader in civic engagement and social justice.