Domestic Refugee Communications Pilot Sites Hit the Ground Running

Cultural Orientation providers learn about delivering interactive CO
Cultural Orientation providers learn about delivering interactive CO
Cultural Orientation providers learn about delivering interactive CO at the Domestic Refugee Communications Pilot delivered by CORE

The three resettlement offices participating in the CORE Domestic Refugee Communications Pilot have been active enhancing their Cultural Orientation delivery.

The six-month engagement is underway at Catholic Charities Indianapolis Refugee Services in Indianapolis, Indiana; Community Refugee and Immigration Services, a Church World Service affiliate in Columbus, Ohio; and International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, Georgia.

After CORE’s hands-on technical assistance visits in July and August, the offices determined their main priorities for the pilot and created customized action plans. The offices are doing a variety of activities including revamping their Cultural Orientation curriculum, adding posters and resources to waiting rooms, and launching SMS campaigns through TextCOREnav.

The pilot will also inform CORE’s plans to scale results and develop ongoing technical assistance to help offices integrate CORE’s resources for refugees inclusive of the CORE Resettlement NavigatorSettle In, and the TextCOREnav SMS campaign.

Your office can work on integrating CORE’s resources into your Cultural Orientation programs too. Get started by downloading the Refugee Communications Toolkit to learn about the CORE resources available and read How to Integrate Digital Technology in Cultural Orientation

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