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Guide: Fundamentals of Equity and Resettlement: Understanding Social Identities in Resettlement Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 10, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Organizational Development, Safety
The United States has historically been a symbol for “the land of the free,” but recent events have jolted communities across the country to address historically rooted issues of discrimination, dynamics of power and privilege, and inequities experienced across marginalized social groups. From cultural orientation to employment, the fear of bias and discrimination can pervade …

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Blog Post: How to Maintain a Community-Centered Approach While Developing Vaccine Messaging

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: June 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Media and Communications
As COVID-19 vaccination rates plateau, it is vital to put clients at the center of the work. It is critical to hear directly from the community to develop tailored health messaging that is contextualized in the lives of the people with the lived experience. This blog post includes tips for receiving this detailed information and maintaining a community-centered approach while developing vaccine messaging.

Blog Post: Persevering during Times of Transition: Beyond Inviting Refugees to the Table

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
As part of a series of interviews about leadership during transition, I recently spoke with two refugee service leaders about the importance of engaging the refugee community during challenging times. Engaging clients is a key component for success responses, but refugee leaders are often excluded from important parts of developing and executing programs. How can service providers do better?
Illustrated cover sheet with bowls of spices

Toolkit: Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways to Strengthen Community Across Differences

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: April 19, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Created as a toolkit and resource guide, the cookbook is intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities. Recipes were submitted by members, staff, and friends of the Welcoming Network, which comprises more than 200 nonprofit organizations and local governments. Each recipe is accompanied by …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Partnerships, Welcoming Communities
Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.  As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. …

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Poster: “Vaccination Is” COVID-19 Vaccine Poster Kit

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: April 7, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This template is designed for refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) community members to create posters with the goal of raising awareness of, and confidence in, COVID-19 vaccines. The template includes a video tutorial, links to image libraries, and other customizable features to ensure the posters resonate with the communities they are designed for. NRC-RIM has …

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Guide: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 5, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Partnerships, Welcoming Communities
As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships to help meet your goals for refugee inclusion. This guide describes strategies for meaningfully re-engaging public-sector stakeholders, whether you are looking to collaborate with public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This …

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Podcast: Leading during Times of Transition: The National View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kay Bellor, Independent Consultant, and Hans Van de Weerd, Vice President of Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration at the International Rescue Committee, discuss leadership strategies that have been effective over the past several years. They consider challenges such as the dramatic reduction of the U.S. resettlement program, the COVID-19 …

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Evidence Summary: What works to build welcoming and inclusive communities?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the available interventions for building inclusive communities and their effectiveness. It examines contact-based interventions, bystander interventions, and youth-focused interventions. It also includes implications for practice and research.

Archived Webinar: Community-Led COVID-19 Messaging: Practical Tools for Building Hyperlocal Custom Communications

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), Switchboard
Date: March 26, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Media and Communications
Hosted on March 25, 2021, this training was delivered by Erin Mann, Program Manager and co-Principal Investigator, the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM); Courtney Chang, Senior Program Lead, IDEO.org; and Ridhi Arun, Senior Program Coordinator, IDEO.org.  Customized health communications developed for specific local communities are thought to be more effective than …

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