Raleigh Bailey is a senior research scientist in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, focusing on immigration-related research. He oversees the AmeriCorps Accessing Cross Cultural Education Service Systems (ACCESS) Project. He was founding director of the Center for New North Carolinians, which was established in 2001 by the UNC Board of Governors as a resource to the state university system in immigrant outreach, research, and training. In 2003 Bailey received a lifetime achievement award from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Refugee Program for his service to refugees, and in 2008 he received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. In 2010 the Governor's Office of the State of North Carolina awarded Bailey the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.