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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 Round-Up: 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): Adult Education, 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.

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?