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Blog Post: Innovative Housing Spotlight: Partnership with a College Campus to Welcome Afghan Families

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 6, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
Do you support refugees and newcomers with affordable housing services? This blog post is for you! Switchboard has partnered with Refugee Housing Solutions to share training and promising practices related to housing solutions for newcomers. Today, we’re spotlighting the innovative housing work of World Learning Inc., a global nonprofit and accredited academic institution with a …

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Toolkit: Healthy Spaces Custom Signage Making

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: September 7, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Welcoming Communities
This resource, created by NRC-RIM and IDEO.org, provides resettlement providers and other community organizations with tools to create healthy and welcoming spaces for the refugee and immigrant community. One way to change health systems is to ensure spaces are set up to honor people in refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities and support the trusted relationships …

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Guide: Destination Guides

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: March 17, 2022
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Welcoming Communities
These guides provide information on mosques, halal grocery stores, social services, and programming in local communities. These guides are available for the regions listed below.   Disclaimer: Destination Guides were developed by the Department of Homeland Security as a part of the response to the Operation Allies Welcome Mission. The documents, including organizations and businesses …

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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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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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