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Sharing Refugee Stories to Build Community Support

This blog post is part of a series on engaging with your local community to build support for refugee resettlement. Stay tuned for the forthcoming posts Using Data to Tell Program Stories…Without Putting Your Audience to Sleep and How States and Other Refugee Service Providers are Using Infographics to Engage Communities. Are you looking to

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How States Can Benefit from Switchboard’s New Data Toolkit: A Perspective from a State Refugee Coordinator

This blog post accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs. What challenges do states face in tracking Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) program outcomes? States face a number of

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Getting More from Your ORR-6 Data: What’s the Value of ORR-6 Data to You?

This blog post accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) recently delivered a series of webinar trainings on its updated ORR-6 report, which

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How States Are Using Better Data to Help Refugees

This blog post was written by Jessica Shakesprere and Ian Hecker of the Urban Institute. It accompanies a new toolkit developed by the Urban Institute as part of the Switchboard program: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the field on managing, analyzing, and using data to improve refugee programs.  Many states that welcome refugees lack

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