CORE to Deliver Additional CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops

Cultural orientation providers collaborating together during a COKE workshop

CORE will provide another round of CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops in February at two new locations: Philadelphia, PA – Wednesday, February 20th Raleigh-Durham, NC – Friday, February 22nd In 2018, CORE delivered seven of these workshops in six cities, reaching 216 resettlement staff members from 18 states, and 79 resettlement offices. The workshops provide domestic […]

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Introducing the New Cultural Orientation Provider Onboarding Toolkit

CO providers collaborating together at a CORE workshop

CORE has developed The Cultural Orientation (CO) Provider Onboarding Toolkit, a set of tools aimed at helping supervisors and new CO providers work together to deliver CO. The toolkit includes: Onboarding plans and tips for supervisors and new CO providers A new set of online lessons to support existing lessons on the Online CO Certification Course Access […]

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2018 Cultural Orientation Leadership Meeting

Cultural orientation providers workshop group photo

During the first week of December, CORE hosted the 2018 CO Leadership Meeting for overseas Resettlement Support Center (RSC) CO coordinators and domestic Resettlement Agency (RA) CO focal points. The meeting focused on strengthening linkages across the CO continuum and provided an opportunity to exchange knowledge, information, and expertise for the benefit of all CO programs.  […]

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Digital Awareness Resources Now Available

A Syrian refugee family looks at resources on a cell phone

Digital technology is an important component of daily life in the United States, and increasingly, an influential part of the resettlement process, from applying for jobs to managing finances to accessing public benefits. In response to the growing use of digital technology, CORE has developed a supplemental lesson plan that addresses cultivating awareness and digital […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Delivering Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation

Bhutanese refugee women attending a local knitting group at their resettlement center.

CORE’s next webinar is Wednesday, November 14th at 1 p.m. This webinar will explore the latest document of CORE’s Effective Practice Series, Promising Practice: Delivering Gender Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions. The session will feature guest panelists speaking about their experience with implementing this promising practice and include a Q&A session. The webinar will last 30 minutes and is […]

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New Language: CORE’s Refugee-Facing Resources Available in Dari

Digital Resources for refugees

CORE recently completed Dari translations on CORE’s Resettlement Navigator website and CORE’s Settle In mobile app to increase their accessibility to Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and their families. Both digital channels are particularly beneficial to SIVs who are not able to receive pre-departure Cultural Orientation. CORE’s Resettlement Navigator contains ample CO information to aid in the resettlement process. Each CO topic […]

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CORE’s Refugee Communications Survey Results

A cultural orientation provider looking through Cultural Orientation materials online

Results Many of you recently participated in a Refugee Communications Survey which CORE conducted from August 24 – September 7. The purpose of the survey was to get feedback on the digital channels and resources developed for CORE’s Refugee Communications Initiative. We received 162 responses to the survey. THANK YOU! Here are some of the […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Using CORE’s Refugee Communications Toolkit in Your Resettlement Office

Refugees using The CORE SettleIn app

This 30-minute webinar will focus on how you can use CORE’s digital resources to enhance communications with refugees throughout the resettlement journey from pre-departure to post-arrival. The session will introduce CORE’s Refugee Communications Toolkit and explore scenarios for application. All resettlement staff can use these resources to maximize time during face-to-face visits and reinforce key […]

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New Promising Practice: Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions

Refugee at a CO class

CORE is continuing its “Effective Practice Series” with the release of a second document, examining the practice of gender-segregated Cultural Orientation sessions. “Promising Practice: Delivering Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions” identifies the steps for implementing this practice, along with stories from the field and tips for implementation. These types of sessions allow providers to address common […]

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Upcoming CORE Webinar: Delivering Cultural Orientation on U.S. Laws

Photograph of a gavel

CORE’s Webinar Series will resume on Wednesday, August 29th with “Delivering Cultural Orientation on U.S. Laws.” This webinar will focus on the topic of U.S. Laws and the resources and techniques you can use to teach refugees about their rights and responsibilities when they arrive in the United States. The session will draw on CORE’s […]

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