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Blog Post: Understanding and Benefiting from Corporate Volunteering

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 20, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness, Volunteer Management
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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Blog Post: Data-Driven Job Upgrade Programs: 2 Questions to Ask when Measuring Changes in Client Income

Author(s): META
Date: April 18, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Using Data and Evidence
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. If you’re a refugee employment specialist, you’re probably tracking your clients’ income. But of all the data you could collect, why measure this? And how exactly should you do it? …

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Tip Sheet: Financial Aid for Refugee and Asylee Students

Author(s): NASFAA
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities
Refugee and asylee students face unique challenges in their quests to obtain postsecondary education. This tip sheet provides answers to pressing questions that can assist refugee and asylee students in determining if enrollment in postsecondary education is possible. This tip sheet answers questions like: What do I need from the Department of Homeland Security to …

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Tip Sheet: Tip Sheet for Financial Aid Administrators Working with Refugee and Asylee Students

Author(s): NASFAA
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Financial Capabilities
Refugee and asylee students face unique challenges in their quests to obtain postsecondary education. This tip sheet is designed to help financial aid administrators working with this population with some of the questions they may have processing the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) for these students.

Guide: A Fraud Handbook for Recent Refugees and Immigrants

Author(s): Federal Trade Commission
Date: March 5, 2018
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities, Immigration Legal Needs
This guide from the Federal Trade Commission provides guidance for refugees and immigrants on spotting, avoiding, and reporting scams. 
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Podcast: Financial Capability for Refugees: Promising Practices for Upward Economic Mobility

Author(s): META
Date: September 15, 2017
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
What are the early financial experiences of New Americans? What promising practices may help accelerate their path to economic integration in the U.S.? For this podcast, META was joined by Kasra Movahedi of the International Rescue Committee to discuss an IRC study on financial capability programs, drawing on data from more than 2,400 refugee and …

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Blog Post: When Serving Highly Skilled Refugees, You Don’t Need to Re-invent the Wheel!

Author(s): Higher
Date: July 31, 2017
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Many refugee employment professionals dream about developing customized employment services for clients with higher levels of education and professional experience. Unfortunately, because of limited time and resources, these dreams are rarely realized. Take …

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Archived Webinar: Financial Literacy: How to Teach the Basics

Author(s): Higher
Date: December 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This webinar explored basic financial literacy topics to cover with clients to build a strong foundation for economic self-sufficiency. Presenters highlighted a variety of free financial literacy resources and provided examples of community partnerships that can be replicated. Financial literacy curricula, job readiness activities and training tips were shared throughout the training.

E-learning: Income Taxes 101

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 12, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
This module was created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher). This 12-minute module provides an introduction to paying income taxes in the U.S. It is targeted towards refugees and other New Americans. After completing all module sections, you will understand: What income tax is; Why everyone must pay it; How to pay it; and …

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Blog Post: Overcoming the Financial Challenge of Higher Education

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Are you one of the 3.8 million college-aged immigrants in the U.S.? Although a college education that may not have been available in your home country is now a possibility, you …

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