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Fostering Refugee Engagement in Community Building Efforts Webinar

Archived Webinar

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.

How to Engage Local Leaders in Refugee Welcome

Archived Webinar

Leaders from the local government, business, and nonprofit sectors help set the tone for refugee reception. Finding ways to engage them as key champions for your work helps strengthen program credibility, secure additional resources, and attract a broader base of support for refugees.

World Refugee Day Planning Guide

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Access our brand new guide on how to create a World Refugee Day event that engages refugees and receiving communities members and fosters greater welcome for refugees in your community.

Celebrating Refugees: Events and Messages that Move People

Archived Webinar

In this webinar, Welcoming America unveiled a brand new toolkit entitled Reframing Refugees: Messaging Toolkit.  Guest speakers discussed ways to use messaging and events to promote the positive contributions of refugees to their communities. 

UK Refugee Week - Different Pasts, Shared Future

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Ever wondered how folks in the UK celebrate World Refugee Day?  Check out the Refugee Week Website which is packed with information and inspiration around the theme "Different Pasts, Shared Future."  You might find some inspiration for your own World Refugee Day celebration!  

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!

Welcome Dayton Plan

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A useful example of a comprehensive "immigrant friendly city" plan.