Community Consultation Report

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As the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s technical assistance provider for fostering greater community support for refugees, examining the degree of refugee welcome and ways to strengthen it across all phases of resettlement and integration is a priority for Welcoming America. The community consultation process, in particular, has been of interest because it is a powerful mechanism with the potential to accelerate refugee welcome.

2014 Welcoming Institute: Leaders Building Community Support for Refugees

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In late August, 33 participants from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations joined Welcoming America for its second annual Welcoming Institute: Leaders Building Community Support for Refugees in Atlanta, Georgia.  During this intensive, one-day training, participants attended interactive seminars around creating welcoming communities through contact building, engaging leadership, and communications strategies. Participants will continue to connect with each other through quarterly learning circle calls throughout the next year.

2013 Welcoming Institute: Leaders Building Community Support for Refugees

23 participants from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations joined Welcoming America for its first Welcoming Institute: Leaders Building Community Support for Refugees training in Chicago, Illinois.  Participants spent a day participating in interactive trainings around creating welcoming communities through contact building, engaging leadership, and communications strategies.