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Why the Name Switchboard?

Welcome to the Switchboard blog! For our first post, we thought we’d share how our team came up with the name Switchboard. You may have heard our program previously referred to as the Refugee Technical Assistance Program, or RTAP. We knew we needed a name that was more memorable and readily identifiable. Here is the

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Job Corps Provides Opportunities for Refugee Young Adults

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Refugee young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 24 may have narrow educational and career training options due to low English language proficiency and a lack of formal education. Job

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Educating Your Clients on Their Rights Regarding Workplace Harassment

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. What constitutes unlawful harassment? Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans

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Understanding and Benefiting from Corporate Volunteering

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Volunteers are an extremely useful resource to expand support services for refugees. They bring insight to U.S. culture and systems, access to networks for early employment opportunities and career advancement, and time and

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7 Tips for Supporting Staff Through a Database Transition

This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Transitioning to a new database can be a challenging process! While we know that every organization has staff with differing capacities and system roles, here are some general practices to

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Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #3: MPI Data Hub

This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Looking for more data on humanitarian immigrant populations? Check out the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Data Hub’s Humanitarian Protection Statistics, where you can find interactive maps and databases. The map pictured

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