Settle In Update: Community Services Chapter Now Available

A group of women pose for a photo in their workshop during a local community event

CORE’s Settle In app now includes a Community Services chapter for use by and with refugees.  The chapter covers government assistance, other types of assistance, and getting involved in your community. Settle In is an in-your-pocket travel companion that provides relevant just-in-time Cultural Orientation information and invites refugees to interact with a variety of learning […]

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Spruce Up Your Waiting Room with New CORE Posters and Handouts

Is your waiting room due for a makeover in 2020? In addition to CORE’s waiting room playlists created last year, you can now download and print new posters and take-home materials to help refugees learn about and access CORE’s Settle In mobile app and the CORE Resettlement Navigator website.  CORE’s new materials are designed to […]

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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

An IRC community engagement coordinator helping a group of refugees learn about travel and the airport. IRC/Andrew Oberstadt

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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