Find archived webinars, toolkits, links, and more to aid you in your work here. Use the filter options below to sort the resources by type and topic.

Refugee Volunteer Recruitment/Introductory Video

Video

This video is a tool that you can use to recruit and energize volunteers for your organization. Through interviews with volunteers, the video establishes the importance of welcoming refugees and discusses all of the benefits that volunteers receive from giving their time to an organization that serves refugees.

Promising Practices in Welcoming Refugees: Welcoming Refugees Communications Contest 2015 Winners

Toolkit

Welcoming America’s Welcoming Refugees Communications Contest was created in 2015 to recognize and inspire innovative efforts that use positive communication strategies to build connections between refugees and the broader, receiving community.  A diverse panel selected winners in three contest categories – communication innovation, events, and materials. 

Promising Practices in Welcoming Refugees: Welcoming Refugees Communications Contest 2015 Winners

Toolkit

Welcoming America’s Welcoming Refugees Communications Contest was created in 2015 to recognize and inspire innovative efforts that use positive communication strategies to build connections between refugees and the broader, receiving community.  A diverse panel selected winners in three contest categories – communication innovation, events, and materials. 

Toolkit Release: Community Planning Process Guide

Archived Webinar

Communities across the country are coming together to promote more inclusive environments. This special webinar marked the official release of the Community Planning Process Guide, a how-to resource for communities working on cross-sector, collaborative approaches to creating more welcoming communities.

Guide author Jan Reeves shared highlights from the guide and some of the top lessons learned from the experience in Boise, Idaho, to create greater refugee welcome.

Community Planning Process Guide for Fostering Greater Refugee Welcome

Toolkit

The world is on the move, bringing diverse people to U.S. communities. Global migration provides an opportunity for local communities to welcome new talent and recognize the importance of an inclusive and dynamic approach. Forward-thinking communities reflect upon what these changes mean locally and how to foster a community climate in which all are welcome and can contribute to their fullest potential. The alternative is to respond to demographic changes reactively rather than proactively, which can lead to fear, division, greater misunderstanding, backlash and decline.

Community Consultation Report

Toolkit

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.

We Belong Here Toolkit

Toolkit

We Belong Here: An initiative for immigrant and community engagement

This toolkit which was funded by the We Belong Here Initiative describes ways that the library can serve as a connector for immigrants to resources, services and programs that can help them thrive in America and become involved in their communities and encourages conversation and collaboration between immigrants and the receiving community.

Refugee Economic Contributions: Making the Case & Expanding Opportunities

Archived Webinar

In this webinar, learn how refugees are contributing to the economic vibrancy of their new communities. Our speakers from the refugee resettlement, economic development, and financial services fields will discuss quantifying and communicating about refugee economic contributions; programs and policies to support economic integration; and how financial services such as individual development accounts, microloans, and other vehicles promote entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency.

Fostering Refugee Leadership and Engagement

Archived Webinar

Creating greater community understanding and support for refugees means that the receiving community needs to hear and learn from refugees themselves. This interactive and practical webinar provides guidance on practices, tools, and processes that promote the inclusion of the diverse refugee community. Strategies covered include approaches to community outreach, meeting facilitation, inclusive event design, and reflective follow-up and evaluation that encourage community engagement and leadership.