Uniting NC envisions a state and a nation in which all people, including immigrants, have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, engage with their community, and fully contribute their talents – expanding prosperity & wellbeing for all.

Since 2009, we have brought together over 5,000 longtime residents and new immigrants to get to know one another, learn from each other and give back to our communities. With your support, we will continue to:

  • Work with communities across North Carolina to better support and integrate new immigrants.
  • Help immigrant families hit the ground running in terms of skills and education, so that they can achieve their American dream and give back to their communities.
  • Expand opportunities for longtime residents and recent immigrants to learn from one another, highlight our diverse contributions and see all that we can accomplish together.


Dan Rearick, Executive Director  Dan grew up in the Carolinas and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard Law School. While North Carolina always felt like home, Dan also spent time studying or working in France, Bolivia, Puerto Rico and Tanzania. After a number of years in both public and private sector legal work, he returned to North Carolina in 2008, where he saw how, more and more, it was possible now to meet people from all around the world right here at home. Having met so many people from around the world, Dan is well aware of how hard they worked and continue to work to make a better life for their families, and how proud they are to call North Carolina home. He is happy to have the opportunity to work with North Carolinians, old and new, to learn from one another and to make North Carolina an even greater place to live. In 2013, Dan was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change in recognition of his work at Uniting NC.

Francisco Chavez, Outreach and Volunteer CoordinatorFrancisco profile pic  Francisco Aragon Chavez joined Uniting NC in 2010, first as a volunteer and now as the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator.  His parents brought him to North Carolina from Oaxaca, Mexico as a child. Sharing his personal immigrant experience helps Francisco connect to both longtime North Carolinians and more recent immigrants, all of whom are important for Uniting NC’s work.  Francisco graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a B.A. in psychology and is passionate about helping people learn about each other and work together to improve their communities. North Carolina is the only state he has ever lived, and he is delighted to call it home.