Join the CO Leadership Webinar

Cultural orientation providers learning about preparing volunteers for cultural orientation at a CORE workshop

You’re Invited!

Interested in learning more about RSCs and their CO programs?
Please join CORE’s webinar on:

“Overseas Resettlement Support Center Cultural Orientation Programs”

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 7 at 3pm EST as part of CORE’s 2016 Cultural Orientation Leadership Workshop. The workshop brings together overseas Resettlement Support Center CO coordinators and domestic Resettlement Agency CO focal points to harmonize CO lessons and address pressing CO challenges.

In the webinar, RSC CO Coordinators will converse with their domestic colleagues about incoming refugee populations, their overseas CO programs, and how CO providers can work together to enhance the CO continuum. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the conversation.

Please see below to add the WebEx Meeting to your calendars and be sure to retain this information to join us on December 7th!

CORE – Overseas RSC CO Programs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
3:00 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  2 hrs

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The recorded webinar will be on the CORE website for those unable to attend.

PRM Admissions Workshop Recap

The CORE Director, Deputy Director, and Digital Initiatives Officer attended the annual PRM Admissions Workshop in Washington, D.C. from November 1 – 4, 2016. CORE held a poster session presentation, debuted a refugee-facing USRAP animated video, reported out on the Gender Analysis survey of CO providers, and facilitated a group breakout session entitled “Strengthening Resettlement by Changing the CO Experience.” The purpose of the session, which was well attended by both domestic and overseas program staff, was to highlight CORE’s past, current, and future initiatives designed to support and strengthen linkages between overseas RSC CO and domestic Resettlement Agency CO. Session participants broke out into groups to think about how CO affects the breadth of the resettlement program and their own role in fostering strong CO programs.

Useful Resources

Coursera for Refugees

Coursera is an online education platform committed to supporting organizations that increase access to education for high-need populations. The newly launched “Coursera for Refugees” effort will provide nonprofits serving refugees with FREE access to Coursera courses, a recommended course list specifically for refugees, administrative features and support to effectively utilize Coursera, as well as a custom portal to connect with other nonprofits serving refugees.Text4Refugees

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) started the text4refugees project – an innovative effort to reach more refugees and asylees through their cell phones. Research shows that even newly arrived refugees have cell phones and communicate in high numbers via text message. Refugees, asylees, and anyone interested in learning more about citizenship will benefit from CLINIC’s monthly text messages about the citizenship application process. This project is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. To learn more, visit CLINIC’s website.

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