Global Neighbors seeks to make a welcoming community for New Americans in central North Dakota. We believe that extending welcome to our newest neighbors is the best way to grow new generations of compassionate, successful, community-minded Americans.
Who is my neighbor?
Central North Dakota was first home to the Mandan, Hidatsa, Dakota, Arikara and who have lived here continuously for hundreds of years.
After Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific, Russians, Germans, Norwegians, Irish, and Swedes moved into the area.
Today's new comers are from all over the world--Cuba, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Haiti, Mexico, and more.
Who are mentors?
Americans who decide to make a difference by helping their New Neighbors are at all stages of life--retired individuals, college students, married couples, families with children, or pairs of friends who want to share the responsibility--and fun!
What do mentors do?
Mentors share 1 hour per week, for 6 months, tutoring and mentoring. Activities vary from family to family, and according to your abilities, but frequently include English practice, homework tutoring, culture swapping, driving practice, exploring the community, and sharing meals together.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit that survives on the generosity and dedication of our local community. When you donate, your dollars provide a trusted mentor and friend to a New American family in YOUR Bismarck-Mandan community.