Global Neighbors has partnered with the University of Mary to create a needs assessment survey. This survey will help us learn more about our New American community and how we can best serve them.

Can You Help Us?

Global Neighbors seeks to make Central North Dakota a welcoming community for New Americans
. 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 indigenous peoples who lived here for thousands of years, particularly the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara, who still live, work, and raise families in our community.


In the late 1800s, this area became home to European settlers from Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, and Germans from Russia. North Dakota joined the Union as a state in 1889. Edwinton (now Bismarck) was named the capital city.


Today's new comers are from all over the world--every continent (but Antarctica) and over 50 languages are represented in Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding area.

How we serve




How you can help

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit that exists thanks to dedicated volunteers and compassionate donors. 

Your time, gifts, and money go a long way to helping new immigrants and refugees feel at home here in Bismarck-Mandan, which in turn builds a healthy community we all benefit from.

Please consider becoming a hero donor or signing up to volunteer--or both! We are so honored to have you join us.

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