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Guide: Immigrant and Refugee Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 20, 2019
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Mental Health and Wellness, Safety
Subtopic(s): Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse
This e-book includes 10 chapters that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families’ challenges and resilience across multiple domains, including economic, political, health, and human rights. Click the links below to access each chapter. Within each chapter, subsections can be navigated via the Contents menu at left.   Introduction Chapter 1. Immigration and …

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Guide: Promoting Your Clients’ Financial Wellbeing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 9, 2019
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
This information guide suggests asset building strategies that refugee service providers can implement to encourage clients’ long-term economic stability and mobility. By leveraging your clients’ strengths, your existing programs, and partnerships with community financial resources, you can incorporate asset building into a holistic approach to economic empowerment.
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Guide: Overcoming Barriers to Adult Education: Strengths-based Strategies for Effective Enrollment and Retention

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 6, 2019
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
Education and learning are important to all people striving to attain their goals life. For refugees and other ORR-eligible adults, it is essential to rebuilding a stable and fulfilling life in the United States. As such, many organizations that serve refugees are striving to help their adult clients continue their education, including English Language Proficiency …

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Blog Post: 5 Ways to Support Your Clients’ Financial Wellbeing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 2, 2019
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities
Connecting clients with jobs is essential to their self-sufficiency, but it’s not the only way to promote economic security and success. Economic mobility and long-term integration can be improved by establishing broader economic assets such as a credit score, home equity, checking/savings accounts, post-secondary education, retirement savings, and access to tax services. To learn more, …

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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): Adult Education, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
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
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
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. 

Guide: Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: December 21, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Health, Housing, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, Emergency Preparedness, English Language Skills, Healthcare, Higher Education, Landlords
This guide includes practical information to help New Americans settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics and know your rights (KYR) information. Topics include: Federal Departments and Agencies The United States Today Federal Holidays Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) Maintaining Your Permanent Resident Status …

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