CARRBORO, NC – To improve communication and leadership of immigrant and refugee residents, the Town of Carrboro this spring is beginning a partnership with the Building Integrated Communities (BIC) initiative at the Institute for the Study of the Americas.
Over the next year, a team comprised of UNC BIC staff, representatives from the Town of Carrboro, and the Refugee Community Partnership will bring stakeholders together to write and implement a language access plan.
The Building Integrated Communities Program is an initiative of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC-Chapel Hill. It works in collaboration with local governments, community residents, and community organization leadership. Since 2010, the statewide BIC initiative has partnered with the local governments of Washington, Chapel Hill, Siler City, Greenville, High Point, Winston-Salem, and Sanford and has gained national recognition for its work from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. To date, more than 2,000 residents from 26 countries of origin have participated in these planning processes.
For more information, visit the BIC website at https://ecs.page.link/4oR2t or contact Hannah Gill, associate director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.