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E-learning: Working with Interpreters during Case Investigation and Contact Tracing

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC), NRC-RIM
Date: February 1, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The National Resource Center for COVID-19 among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) is focused on contact tracing, mitigation, and prevention activities. They are funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Organization for Migration to provide assistance and resources to state and local health departments working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant …

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Blog Post: Announcing the New Annual Survey of Refugees

Author(s): Urban Institute
Date: January 26, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation
The Annual Survey of Refugees (ASR) is a scientific study that collects information about how recently resettled refugees are adapting to life in the U.S. It is funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement and is being conducted by the Urban Institute and SSRS. This blog post includes information you need to know if your clients are selected for the survey and why the ASR is important.

Promising Practice: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) Graduation Recognition Program

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) in Seattle, WA created an annual graduation recognition program for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) graduating from high school or college. The program includes a formal gala; free professional photo portraits; an acknowledgement of foster families and others who provided support; and provides an opportunity for former URMs, who often return, …

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Blog Post: Supporting Refugees and Immigrants to Complete the 2020 Census During COVID-19

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 23, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Digital Inclusion, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
On March 3rd, Switchboard hosted a webinar on the 2020 US Census. Since then, many things about the 2020 Census have changed due to COVID-19. This post shares updates and suggestions for Census outreach in the new environment.

Blog Post: Giving Thanks As We Approach World Refugee Day

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 16, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement
World Refugee Day has always been a moment to recognize and amplify the experiences of refugees from around the world. As we prepare to observe World Refugee Day in the midst of a global pandemic, Switchboard is particularly grateful for the courage and resilience of refugees in the United States who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.

Promising Practice: Public Transportation Navigation Cards

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: April 17, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement
World Relief (WR) Fox Valley in Wisconsin developed a personal navigation card to help Preferred Communities (PC) clients use public transportation. Public transportation maps can often be complex, making it difficult for some PC clients to understand and figure out on their own. To address this issue, WR Fox Valley developed customized pictographic cards that …

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Archived Webinar: The 2020 Census: What You and Your Clients Need to Know

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 3, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement
Note: For Census updates related to COVID-19, visit the Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Press Kit. Hosted on March 3, 2020, this webinar was presented by Jenny Aramony, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau; Kristen Aster, Associate Director for Community Mobilization, IRC; Ambel Mull, Associate Director for Immigration, IRC; Terry Fisher, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau; and Felicia …

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Tool or Template: 2020 Census Postcard

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: February 20, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Note: For Census updates related to COVID-19, visit the Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Press Kit. This postcard, originally developed by the International Rescue Committee, is designed to educate clients about the 2020 Census. It includes brief information on what the Census is, why it is important, what clients can expect, and what clients will be asked …

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Tool or Template: 2020 Census Flyer

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: February 20, 2020
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Note: For Census updates related to COVID-19, visit the Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Press Kit. This flyer, originally developed by the International Rescue Committee, is designed to educate clients about the 2020 Census. It includes information on what the Census is, why it is important, what clients can expect, and what clients will be asked to …

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Podcast: Diversifying Your Client Base: Increasing Enrollment of Asylees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders, and Others in ORR programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 21, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment
Is your program seeking to increase enrollment among special immigrant visa (SIV) holders, asylees, and other ORR-eligible populations? Stream Switchboard’s latest podcast, where Erica Bouris, Senior Technical Advisor for Economic Empowerment at the IRC, discusses ways to boost program enrollment among ORR-eligible clients you may not currently be reaching. She shares her thoughts on developing …

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