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Global Services - New American Welcome Center


With more than 42 million foreign-born individuals living in the U.S., the Y is committed to offering services and opportunities needed for newcomers to be self-reliant, connected, and contributing members of their communities.


Did You Know?

  • Charlotte has one of the fastest growing populations in the U.S.
  • 41,000+ Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) students speak English as their second language.
  • 183 countries represented in CMS, 197 different languages spoken.
  • During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation.


Welcoming & Inclusive

The YMCA’s New American Welcome Centers are designed to provide a combination of integration services, collaborations with community leaders and businesses, and strategies to connect and enhance cross-cultural understanding.


YMCA of Greater Charlotte New American Welcome Centers

Simmons YMCA; Contact: Ben.Pinegar@ymcacharlotte.org

Lincoln County YMCA; Contact: Joe.Kovalcheck@ymcacharlotte.org

Harris YMCA; Contact: Kelly.Rogers@ymcacharlotte.org

Parents as Teachers; Contact: Pilar.Perez@ymcacharlotte.org

General Information; Contact: Kamal.Shaw@ymcacharlotte.org