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Guide: Innovations in Building Meaningful Contact Across Difference

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: May 13, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This is the second in a four-part series of guides on engaging receiving communities in order to advance immigrant inclusion and build stronger, more cohesive communities. It showcases innovative models that are bringing people together across difference. It also provides recommendations for making contact building more effective and expansive.  Other guides in this series include …

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Guide: Building Cohesive Communities in an Era of Migration and Change

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: March 4, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This is the first in a four-part series of guides on engaging receiving communities in order to advance immigrant inclusion and build stronger, more cohesive communities. It provides information on defining the receiving community, defining social cohesion, understanding today’s community cohesion challenges, adopting strategies to address divides, and other recommendations. Other guides in this series …

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E-learning: Refugee and Immigrant Family and Community Engagement in the Schools

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: February 6, 2019
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Created by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) Intended for schools and refugee services staff, this course reviews the Parent-Teacher Association’s (PTA) six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and provides recommendations on implementing each of the standards with refugee and immigrant students and their families.  It discusses promising practices for each of the standards …

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Toolkit: Welcoming Refugees in Rural Communities: Promising Examples from the Field

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 20, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This toolkit profiles four rural initiatives that are successfully bringing together community residents and refugees and demonstrating what is possible when all residents are connected, supported, and involved. Many refugees make their new homes in rural communities, which often offer steady employment, affordable housing, social cohesion, and, for many, the chance to live in a …

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Toolkit: Building Meaningful Contact: A How To Guide

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 13, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This how-to guide explores lessons learned from promising models for contact building from across the United States, and delves deeper into a series of activities that the nonprofit Welcoming Michigan conducted in Macomb County, Michigan. By focusing on one example in particular, readers are able to learn step-by-step how to plan, implement, and follow-up on …

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Tip Sheet: Harnessing Volunteer Energy to Support and Welcome Refugees in Your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 13, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
Download this resource for guidance on engaging, supporting, and managing volunteers to help welcome refugees in your community. It includes tips on volunteer outreach, designing options for volunteer engagement, volunteer onboarding, and keeping volunteers energized. This toolkit also shares field spotlights from a number of refugee-serving organizations that are successfully utilizing volunteers in new and …

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Archived Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Naturalization Process and Citizenship Benefits

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: August 30, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Citizenship
Watch this webinar for an overview of the U.S. naturalization process and citizenship benefits. CLINIC discussed basic eligibility requirements and what clients can expect as they move through the application process.

Toolkit: The Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an inclusive Economy

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: August 1, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Employment
This toolkit describes how to develop an inclusive approach to economic development, shares tips for success, and offers strategies in areas such as workforce development, entrepreneurship, home ownership, and urban and rural agriculture.

Guide: Services to Older Adult Refugees: Successes, Lessons Learned and Recommended Best Practices

Author(s): Denver Regional Council of Governments
Date: July 9, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement
This document focuses on a three-year grant program based in Aurora, CO that focused on Services to Older Refugees. It includes a discussion of program structure, participant feedback, and best practices for other organizations implementing similar services. 

Toolkit: Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness

Author(s): NPCT, Welcoming America
Date: May 1, 2018
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Mental Health and Wellness
This toolkit explores the connections between wellness and welcoming communities. Created in partnership by the National Partnership for Community Training and Welcoming America, the toolkit focuses on how those from diverse sectors – such as academics, employers, health providers, and neighbors – can create a vibrant ecosystem that supports refugee and community wellness.