CORE Director Visits RSC Eurasia

A group of cultural orientation providers at a CORE workshop

CORE Director Kate Steger (standing) conducted a five-day consultation visit at the Resettlement Support Center Eurasia February 25 – March 1. The visit was an opportunity to collaborate with George Gholam, RSC Eurasia’s project officer of compliance, communications and cultural orientation, and engage other staff. Kate saw the program in action and identified ways CORE can provide […]

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New Refugee Resource: Download or Listen to ‘Hygiene in the United States’

A person washing their hands with soap and water

As a follow to the “Navigating Challenging Cultural Orientation Conversations” webinar in December, CORE created Hygiene in the United States. Available as a fact sheet and podcast, this resource reviews hygiene practices in the United States, including personal hygiene and maintaining the home. This resource can be found on the CORE Resettlement Navigator website in multiple languages. […]

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Refugee Resources Now Available in Russian

Russian CORE website Navigation screenshot

In response to requests from domestic and overseas Cultural Orientation providers, the CORE Resettlement Navigator website and the Settle In app are now available in Russian. These newly translated resources can be used with Russian-speaking refugees throughout their resettlement journey. To learn more about how resettlement staff can use and promote these resources in their […]

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CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops Continue with Success

A cultural orientation trainer learning about the refugee resettlement journey at a CORE workshop

CORE delivered two Cultural Orientation Knowledge Exchange Workshops last month in Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham. To learn more about the workshops and hear one participant’s key takeaways, watch the video below. CORE will be conducting additional evaluation of these workshops and will use feedback to inform future workshops planned this year. Special thanks to PRM Program […]

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Settle In: Desktop Version Now Available


CORE is pleased to announce that the desktop version of Settle In is now available for use by both CO providers and refugees. Click here to access it today. Created in direct response to CO provider feedback, the desktop version offers the same content and interactivity as the mobile version, but allows access via a work or personal computer. As such, CO […]

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CORE to Deliver Additional CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops

The CORE Staff CO-Knowledge-Exchange session

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

The Milas 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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