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Carolina Defender

July 30, 2020

Carolina Defender is an affinity group that continuously fosters avenues of inclusivity and openness through Allyship, Community Engagement, and Leadership with the aim of addressing and fixing experiences of marginalized and underrepresented identities of UNC. Co-Chair Jamya Graham jamya@live.unc.edu

Refugee Community Partnership

February 25, 2020

Refugee Community Partnership works to break down the systemic barriers, such as language and health access, that otherwise force refugee and immigrant communities into the margins. Through relationship-focused support systems, opportunity development, and cultural stewardship, RCP strives to support local … Continued

Sexuality & Gender Alliance (SAGA)

June 11, 2019

SAGA began in 1974 as the Carolina Gay Association, with a mission to “liberate and educate” queer and allied UNC students. As a political and social group, the Carolina Gay Association held picnics and other social events, maintained a gay … Continued

Stage Play

May 21, 2018

Through acting and the dramatic arts, Stage Play helps children with autism cope with the common stressors and challenges of navigating through social environments. Stage Play recruits volunteers who are involved in dramatic arts as well as special needs care/education. … Continued

Community Empowerment Fund

February 16, 2017

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a student-powered non-profit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty. Founded in 2009, CEF provides relationship-based support, workforce development, financial education, and matched savings accounts to individuals experiencing or … Continued

Youth for Elderly Service (YES)

May 17, 2016

Youth for Elderly Service (YES) has a mission to improve the lives of the elderly by providing companionship. Through volunteering at retirement homes, daytime elder-care centers, and other locales, YES volunteers are able to build meaningful relationships with elderly members of … Continued

Students United for Immigrant Equality (SUIE)

May 17, 2016

Students United for Immigrant Equality (SUIE) – SUIE’s vision is to empower, inform, and activate the immigrant community, its allies, and the greater public about the issues that prevent immigrants in the United States from being able to enjoy the protection … Continued

Linking Immigrants to New Communities (LINC)

May 17, 2016

Linking Immigrants to New Communities (LINC) helps ease the transition of recent immigrants to the United States through student interaction and raising awareness on and off campus. We teach English classes to immigrants as well as hold conversation/discussion groups and workshops … Continued

Enrich ELL

May 17, 2016

Enrich ELL The mission of Enrich ELL is to promote opportunities through English literacy, to foster cross-cultural understanding, and to build lasting relationships between UNC students and members of the community. This program provides university students the opportunity to serve … Continued

Carolina Advocates for Gender Equity (CAGE)

May 17, 2016

Carolina Advocates for Gender Equity rejects the gender binary as a social construct that often leads to harmful gender roles and gender-based violence and discrimination. We celebrate the spectrum of gender identity and gender expression. We make our community a welcoming, … Continued