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Chancellor's Report: 2009-2010 Milestones
My Sister Susan’s House

My Sister Susan’s House is a place for victims of domestic violence and young mothers to find a safe haven. Although design and construction of the house is complete, UNCG students will continue to provide social services, nutritional guidance and more.

Students help teenage mothers create a promising future in My Sister Susan’s House

After a year of hard work from more than a hundred students and other volunteers, My Sister Susan’s House, a 4,500-square-foot home for single teenage mothers and their children, officially opened in February. The opening was attended by a crowd of supporters including Sen. Kay Hagan. The major design-build effort was named in honor one of the project’s staunchest supporters, Susan Cupito of the YWCA of Greensboro, and was led by Robert Charest, assistant professor in the Department of Interior Architecture. Design work and much of the labor were provided by students from UNCG. A number of community partners were also involved. The design and build teams worked to ensure the house is licensed by the NC Health and Human Services and is advanced energy compliant by adhering to LEED (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design) standards. In the next year and beyond, students from the departments of social work, nutrition and human development and family studies will work closely with the residents.