CORE’s Settle In Mobile App Honored by Fast Company

CORE’s Settle In mobile app, designed by iStrategy Labs, was recognized last month in Fast Company’s 2019 Innovation by Design Awards in the Social Good category. The awards recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through design. This year’s awards include a diverse group of 483 leaders in fashion, architecture, graphic design, data visualization, social good, user experience, mobility, and more. […]

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Integrate Technology into Your Transportation Sessions

The Timsina family looking at photographs on a cell phone while riding a subway in New York. IRC/MCohen

CORE’s Settle In app now includes a Transportation chapter to use with clients. In fact, there are several ways to include technology and make the topic of transportation interactive. Consider the following ideas shared by participants from CORE’s recent virtual practicum and in-person workshops: 1. Use videos or Settle In to provide a preview before reinforcing during a demonstration. For example, […]

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How to Improve Your Cultural Orientation Delivery to Burmese Refugees

The CORE Resettlement Navigator website and Settle In app are now available in Burmese. The CORE Resettlement Navigator website contains videos, podcasts, and fact sheets to accommodate all literacy levels. These resources can also be used with interpreters, as the fact sheets serve as the script for what is included in videos and podcasts. Settle In provides relevant Cultural Orientation information through interactive […]

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Domestic Refugee Communications Pilot Sites Hit the Ground Running

Cultural Orientation providers learn about delivering interactive CO

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 […]

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New Promising Practice: Using Volunteers In Cultural Orientation

Refugee resettlement officer receiving a group of refugees at the airport

Ever wonder how to best incorporate volunteers as a part of Cultural Orientation? This is one of the key questions answered in CORE’s latest promising practice document, Using Volunteers for Cultural Orientation, which includes step-by-step guidance, tips, and various stories from the field. Download the promising practice today to learn more. CORE will also hold […]

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Updates on CORE’s Summer of Learning

Refugees learning about money management during a cultural orientation class

This summer, CORE is offering Cultural Orientation providers a variety of capacity building and training opportunities. In June, CORE launched a new online lesson, Delivering Interactive One-on-One Cultural Orientation. Watch the video above featuring some of the course content. As a follow up to this online lesson, CORE also kicked off its first virtual practicum on the […]

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Digitize the Wait: New Video and Audio Playlists for Resettlement Office Waiting Rooms

Digitize Wait

Waiting rooms aren’t just for waiting. The spaces can be overlooked, but can potentially serve as an educational touch point for refugees. One way to take advantage of client wait time at your organization’s office is by emphasizing key messages about life in the United States. CORE has videos and podcasts translated in multiple languages […]

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Make It Stick: CORE’s Answer to Delivering Interactive One-on-One Cultural Orientation

A resettlement case worker helping a refugee learn about life in the U.S.

One-on-one Cultural Orientation is an increasingly common part of today’s refugee resettlement experience. Without a group setting for learning, many Cultural Orientation providers are asking the question: “How can I maintain a dynamic learning experience for refugees that applies adult learning principles and includes student-centered activities?” CORE’s newest online lesson, Delivering Interactive One-on-One CO, is […]

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