The American Hebrew Academy, which has been vacant since it suddenly closed in June 2019, has a new tenant.
On Friday, June 10, the board of directors of the American Hebrew Academy announced that the campus at 4334 Hobbs Road would be leased to the Department of Housing and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The campus will be used by HHS to house unaccompanied immigrant children while they are waiting to be reunited with family members or other vetted sponsors in the US.
It had been announced in May 2021 that HHS was considering using the American Hebrew Academy as a possible transitional care facility for unaccompanied migrant children, and at that time it was reported that if the American Hebrew Academy was used it would result in hundreds of new jobs for the area.
According to the announcement the campus will be leased to HHS for five years, which will allow the American Hebrew Academy to continue its mission of educating children and preparing them for the future.
HHS will provide classroom education, mental and medical health services, case management, translation services, legal services and recreational facilities for the immigrant children housed at the American Hebrew Academy campus.
About 800 people are expected to be hired to provide that range of services for the children. The jobs will include administrators, teachers, counselors, medical care professionals and other workers. HHS will also contract for services such as food service and security.
Hiring is underway and the facility will have a particular need for Spanish-speaking professionals. Those interested in instructional positions may visit https://www.greensboroglobalacademy.org/ for more information.
People interested in noninstructional jobs may send an email to Recruiting@deployedservices.com .
HHS currently operates about 200 similar state-licensed facilities in 22 states to provide unaccompanied migrant children with age-appropriate care and services.
I knew this was in process per local news last yr, and government sponsored. What I hope you might be able to clarify is whether or not the complex was sold. A news article in the local rage remarked to some Chinese group had purchased it. Can you shed light on this? Thanks for all your great coverage and insights!
The new GIS sucks, but I Google Searched: who owns 4334 Hobbs Road Greensboro NC ?
AMERICAN HEBREW ACADEMY, INC. is an entity registered with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), System for Award Management (SAM). The corporation number is #LBYHZ36S9TL5. The business address is 4334 Hobbs Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410-3557, USA. The point of contact name is Qinghua Zhao.
Qinghua Zhao… certainly sounds Chinese
Who is paying for all this and where are the funds coming from?
You and I are.
Democrat mafia doing what they do best. Creating and facilitating a dependent group of second class people (without citizenship) they can later exploit for menial jobs, taxes and votes. Only this time they’re brown, not black. That big sucking sound you heard was guilford county going down the tube to join Detroit etc.
If they’re hiring 800 support people, how many of those damned people are going to be over there? I’m sure those folks in that fine neighborhood across the street on Hobbs are excited about this. FJB
No, we aren’t.
I noticed that if you go to that job website, none of the positions are for actual teachers. Looks like it is a school in name only. In reality its just going to be a holding facility.
I wonder if they have to call it a “school” for zoning regulations. If they change the zoning then the council would have to put their names to this BS. Because when the police have to take runaway reports or respond to problems in the adjacent neighborhoods then they know it will be their responsibility. Sell us all down the river. Hey Grimsley parents-while Guilford County schools take away your athletic fields because they can only rebuild Kiser in that location, illegal immigrants (and I could care less if they are “children”-their parents and relatives send them here unaccompanied to gain the system) will have a swimming pool, track, and other amenities that those of you paying for the almost $2 billion dollar bond WILL NEVER SEE!
READ ILLEGAL ALIENS cared for and supported by our federal tax dollars.
ILLEGAL immigrants. They will receive housing, food, education, protection and medical services in a 5 star facility much nicer and SAFER than my children’s schools. ALL paid for by we the taxpayers. Does a Chinese company still own this property? How much will our tax dollars pay to lease their facility for 5 years?
I’m tired of paying for this insanity. I’ll get a fake Honduran ID. Where do I sign up?
This will further dilute the Greensboro workforce, creating additional hardship for businesses who are already struggling with staffing needs. Biden’s HHS doesn’t care, because these illegals are potential future voters for the democrat fools.
Taxpayer dollars at work!
If you read the articles on channel 2 and 8’s website Mayor Vaughan says they were not involved in discussions because no local resources will be used. Then Skip Alston talks about how welcoming we are and all the resources we have in place for immigrants. Which is it? And you are fools if you think no resources will be used. While Guilford County Schools continue to suck remember the “feds” are paying for every service under the sun for this immigration policy while your kids get a bare minimum education.
You mean illegal immigrant children, total bs.
So your proposed solution with what?
Put them on a plane and send them back to Mexico by themselves just as their parents sent them here. Pretty simple actually, chris and if you feel a need to be a chaperone for these ILLEGALS we will help you accompany them
Your hate and lack of compassion only exists because you are at a distance from those you speak evil about. These are kids whose parents were so desperate that they sent to a foreign country alone.
1 John 3:17-18
How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s good and sees one in need and refuses to help?
you cannot use a diety as proof. Religion is faith-based, not fact-based. I you want to help personally, then take some immigrants in yourself; and leave me to my own business.
Send them all back.
Send them back home, Chris…. that is the solution.
I don’t hate them and do have compassion but much more so for the legal children in America who need as much if not more help than the ILLEGALs I’m sorry for their situation but the taxpayers of this country should not have bear the burden of supporting them. Also chris I’ve never spoke evil of them. Not sure how you read things that you do in others posts
Send them back to their country of origin. Borders exist for a reason. I have extensively been to Eastern Europe and had to get a visa every single time. You do not just walk in to other countries and start sucking up services. Ask Americans who have “accidently” hiked into Middle Eastern countries if they were then housed at this type location. What is your solution Chris? Take all comers. We have too few workers and too many takers as it is now.
The solution is to unite them with their families…not blindly send them back across a border. Finding their family will take time and caring throughout the process. These are people that were so desperate, they sent their children into a foreign country alone. If they have family here (many do), unite them here, otherwise house them with great care until their family is located.
To send them blindly back across the border would be tantamount to child abuse. What decent human being would walk children across an imaginary line and turn their back on them to leave them to the wild. Desperate parents do desperate things. We can do better.
True worship is to work for justice and care for the poor and oppressed.
How about we take care of the people here legally first. Your Bible verses do not impress me.
Why don’t you take a few dozen to your house. You’re so compassionate and your wife is a teacher they could be homeschooled and you could teach them to be liberal democrat leeches
Charity begins at home Chris….1 Timothy 5:8
That’s fine reunite with families or relatives in the US and if those people are ILLEGALS send them all back No questions asked. If they want to come back do it LEGALLY as other generations have done. No family here then send them to an orphanage in Mexico.
When are we going to stop rewarding illegal behavior? This money could be used for our veterans. Why not give them a house and car while we are at it?
PLEASE STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT !!
The choir wants that, but it is not likely in this County.
X you fingers and vote.
I thought the purpose of the local newspaper was to keep the readers up to date on current news and events. How many times has the local daily newspaper published articles in the daily paper in the past year keeping us up to date on the big plan to send hundreds of illegals into our neighborhoods? I bet none of illegals will be in the neighborhoods of all the people orchestrating this. Just wait until we learn the real ages of those being shipped into Greensboro probably on buses in middle of night.
Hey chris Did you read what the majority wants to do about this ILLEGAL problem
Time to move.
Why do I get the feeling that GCS will be on the hook for providing bilingual education to all these illegal immigrant teens?
I worry about the younger children. This has all the earmarks of a gang forming. The little children have been traumatized and will bond with anyone showing interest. It sounds like a juvenile detention center. I foresee a crime increase in that area. My heart goes out to these children. They have been abandoned by their parents, abused and traumatized. Now the federal government is putting them in a holding facility without a family unit to support them. What do they think will happen? Who will take them? Other illegal immigrants or gangs?
Yep a crime increase with less police because a vigilante DA wants to prosecute them for doing their job. Greensboro is the future Detroit.
Will the county continue to improperly grant property tax exemption to the property? When a qualifying use ends, so does the exemption. Vacant since 2019, taxes should have been assessed for 2020, 2021 and 2022. I’m tired of paying more than my share.
Well well well. The property tax exemption has mysteriously gone away and the property has been revalued at $25 million taxable for 2022. Will the county follow the law and collect taxes for 2020 and 2021?
I’m sure if search hard enough I could find Bible versus for about anything pro or con. And there is nothing wrong with that because in my opinion the Word of God helps us to live a good and proper life. That being said, whichever way you go, “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
My favorite saying is the last perfect person was nailed to a cross.
Trying to use Scripture to win your argument here is really not going to work well. What is needed is common sense thinking and actions with the GUIDANCE from Scripture.
We have policies and procedures outlined by LAW for entering this country. By ignoring those policies and procedures, by ignoring the law, this great country will become a 4th world, not 3rd, dump. Everything our ancestors worked and died for will be for naught. Although I feel for the illegal immigrant children to some extent understand why SOME of the parents have done what they done, the majority, IMO, are simply using them for their own purposes.
Say what you want, the (National Socialist) Democrats have an ulterior motive…get them here in numbers, promise them everything, push to give them OUR right to vote and then take over “legally”.
Not on my watch, not while I can still breathe, not while I can defend the rights and privileges earned by my ancestors and awaiting my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“COME AND TAKE IT”
Yes China owned , 51 million dollars for 5years , with option to renew for an additional 5 years . How many of these facilities are nation wide ???? Who knows
Lock your doors and turn on the night lights. Your neighborhood just took a negative hit.
Don’t we have kids in need that are already in our community? What about them? Should not the American Government take care of Americans first?
Keep voting Democrat they haven’t completed the destruction of our wonderful country yet .
As it gets closer to the school year to start I fill sorry for the children . I remember well dressed ,groomed teachers who came to teach reading ,writing , math and our real history . They took an interest in what the boys and girls were here to learn , they didn’t try to convince us we were racists . They didn’t try to convince us we were anything other than boys or girls , sexual matters were left , heaven for bid to parents to take care of . What I see going on in our schools is disgraceful and it’s no wonder some of these children have mentally problems . So sad , no wonder charter schools and home schooling is on the rise . Two things should be implemented in every school know (1) armed security guards and (2) cameras in every classroom so that parents could check on how their children are doing and what they are being taught . Good luck and GOD bless each child they are our future
What is the status of the AHC? We heard a lot about using it for Migrant Children last summer, but hearing nothing now.