GCIR's Funders for Refugees and Asylum Seekers invites you to join us for a program delving deeper into refugee integration across communities. This is a follow-up program from our February 26th webinar, "Pathways Forward for U.S. Refugee Resettlement." In that program, we highlighted key opportunities for for grantmakers to support refugees and the refugee resettlement infrastructure at the state and local level. Opportunities identified included funding and advocacy to support long-term successful integration of refugees, as well as for broader coalition building across refugee, immigrant, and asylum seeker communities.
In this program, we will delve delve even deeper into how community-based organizations are developing innovative strategies for long-term integration of refugees and their families. We will learn about the latest data on refugees and the urgency of additional data collection; promising models using a two-generation lens; innovations in working with the refugee youth workforce; and nurturing refugee leaders through civic engagement. Join us for a dynamic conversation and bring your questions and ideas on how funders can support the inclusion of refugees in our communities.
- Hamutal Bernstein, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
- Mark Greenberg, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute
- Jen Smyers, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Church World Service
- Nina Zelic, Director for Refugee Services, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
- Aryah Somers Landsberger, Vice President of Programs, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
- Promoting Refugee Integration in Challenging Times: The Potential of Two-Generation Strategies, Migration Policy Institute, 2018
- Young Children of Refugees in the United States: Integration Successes and Challenges, Migration Policy Institute, 2016
- How Are Refugees Faring? Integration at U.S. and State Levels, Migration Policy Institute, 2016
- The Travel Ban at Two: Rocky Implementation Settles into Deeper Impacts, Migration Policy Institute, 2019
- Skill, Career and Wage Mobility Among Refugees: Understanding Refugees’ Transitions into Higher-skill, Higher-wage Work as a Lens to Inform Effective Workforce Development Policies and Practices in the U.S., International Rescue Committee, 2018
- Bringing Evidence to the Refugee Integration Debate, Urban Institute, 2018
- What a New Dataset Can and Can’t Reveal About Refugees in America, Urban Institute, 2018
Please visit GCIR's ReadyTalk portal to register.
Photo: Church World Service / Courtesy