Fostering Refugee Engagement in Community Building Efforts Webinar

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Creating greater community understanding and support for refugees means that the receiving community needs to hear and learn from refugees themselves. However, many in the field continue to struggle to involve refugees in meaningful ways that truly empower them. During this webinar, we learned from the successful approaches ethnic based community organizations, community organizers, and refugee resettlement agencies are using to help refugees become civically engaged with the community. 

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.

Immigrant Church Feeds Families in Need

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A small Spanish-speaking immigrant church in North Carolina is doing all they can to make life better for everyone around them. Every week members of the church, many struggling to get by themselves, come out to cook a hot meal and distribute groceries for the week to local families in need. In the process, they've created a beautiful community.

What a great example of the positive contributions that refugees and other immigrants make to our communities!

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.