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Toolkit: Supporting Afghan Students in Schools & Youth Programs in the United States

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 4, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
In the 2021-22 school year and beyond, schools across the United States will enroll significant numbers of children and youth from Afghanistan. These students fled the country after the withdrawal of American military troops and the subsequent fall of the Afghan government on August 15, 2021. While many schools and communities have a long history …

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Guide: U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), The Tent Foundation
Date: November 22, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
The U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees is a manual for businesses that answers common questions about hiring Afghans who have recently arrived in the United States. It was developed by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent). It includes information on why to hire Afghan refugees, how …

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Archived Webinar: Community Sponsorship of Refugees: Methods and Examples

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: November 17, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Community sponsorship provides an avenue for individuals, groups, and organizations to participate in the resettlement of refugees. This webinar explored the various community sponsorship models and provide resources for communities wanting to take part in supporting refugee families. If you’re looking to better understand the options for community sponsorship, register to hear from experts and …

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Archived Webinar: Welcoming Afghan Refugees

Author(s): Islamic Society of North America
Date: October 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This webinar discussed the recent arrivals of Afghan newcomers to the U.S., as well as ongoing efforts by Muslim Americans to assist this population. Featured speakers included Haris Tarin, Rizwan Jaka, Nila Latif, Rifat Malik, and Yaqub Zargarpur. 
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Archived Webinar: New Homes for New Refugees: A Template for Creating a Welcoming Landlord Network in your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords, Welcoming Communities
With recent shifts in federal policy, an almost seven fold increase in the ceiling on refugee admissions to the United States is expected from FY 2020 to FY 2022. For welcoming communities across America, accommodating this increase in refugees presents both an exciting opportunity and a formidable challenge. A significant part of meeting this challenge …

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Toolkit: Creating Your Welcoming Landlord Network

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords, Welcoming Communities
Renting to Refugees in Allegheny County (“Renting to Refugees”) is a collaborative effort between Welcoming Pittsburgh, the All for All Coalition (“All for All”), the Pittsburgh Field Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and Pittsburgh’s two refugee resettlement agencies, the JFCS Pittsburgh (“JFCS”), and AJAPO Refugee Immigrant Services (“AJAPO”). The purpose …

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Archived Webinar: Panel Discussion on Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 30, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Safety
Hosted on June 30, 2021, the training was delivered by Isabelle Darling, Clinical Lead, National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT); Fasil Aragaw, Refugee Integration Specialist, Gulf Coast JFCS ; Dr. Tadios Belay, Founder and President, Board of Directors of the U.S. Africa Institute and Angie Uwimana, Interpreter, Gulf Coast JFCS.  Race and racism are difficult …

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Blog Post: Resource List: Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 21, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development
In recognition of Pride, Switchboard has compiled this resource round-up. It includes materials designed for organizations and case managers serving LGBTQ+ clients, including how to create welcoming environments, ensure use of inclusive language, and address the unique needs of this population.

Archived Webinar: Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement: Understanding Social Identities in Resettlement Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 16, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development, Safety
Hosted on June 16, 2021, this training was delivered by Isabelle Darling, Clinical Lead, National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT); and Fasil Aragaw, Refugee Integration Specialist, Gulf Coast JFCS.  The U.S. has historically been a symbol for “the land of the free,” but recent events have jolted communities across the country to address historically rooted …

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Blog Post: Reflections on World Refugee Day

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 11, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
For over 20 years, we have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. This year is no different as refugee resettlement agencies, allies, and community members continue to support and welcome refugees to the United States. As we approach World Refugee Day, we encourage you to pause and reflect on the lives and experiences of refugees. Ask yourself why you started the work that you do - reset your intentions and commitment to the work that you do each day to support refugees in their journey to rebuild their lives.