Upcoming Webinar: Delivering Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation

Refugee at a resettlement center

CORE’s next webinar is Wednesday, November 14th at 1 p.m. This webinar will explore the latest document of CORE’s Effective Practice Series, Promising Practice: Delivering Gender Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions. The session will feature guest panelists speaking about their experience with implementing this promising practice and include a Q&A session. The webinar will last 30 minutes and is […]

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New Language: CORE’s Refugee-Facing Resources Available in Dari

Digital Resources for refugees

CORE recently completed Dari translations on CORE’s Resettlement Navigator website and CORE’s Settle In mobile app to increase their accessibility to Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and their families. Both digital channels are particularly beneficial to SIVs who are not able to receive pre-departure Cultural Orientation. CORE’s Resettlement Navigator contains ample CO information to aid in the resettlement process. Each CO topic […]

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CORE’s Refugee Communications Survey Results

A cultural orientation provider looking through Cultural Orientation materials online

Results Many of you recently participated in a Refugee Communications Survey which CORE conducted from August 24 – September 7. The purpose of the survey was to get feedback on the digital channels and resources developed for CORE’s Refugee Communications Initiative. We received 162 responses to the survey. THANK YOU! Here are some of the […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Using CORE’s Refugee Communications Toolkit in Your Resettlement Office

Refugees using The CORE SettleIn app

This 30-minute webinar will focus on how you can use CORE’s digital resources to enhance communications with refugees throughout the resettlement journey from pre-departure to post-arrival. The session will introduce CORE’s Refugee Communications Toolkit and explore scenarios for application. All resettlement staff can use these resources to maximize time during face-to-face visits and reinforce key […]

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New Promising Practice: Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions

Refugee at a CO class

CORE is continuing its “Effective Practice Series” with the release of a second document, examining the practice of gender-segregated Cultural Orientation sessions. “Promising Practice: Delivering Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions” identifies the steps for implementing this practice, along with stories from the field and tips for implementation. These types of sessions allow providers to address common […]

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Upcoming CORE Webinar: Delivering Cultural Orientation on U.S. Laws


CORE’s Webinar Series will resume on Wednesday, August 29th with “Delivering Cultural Orientation on U.S. Laws.” This webinar will focus on the topic of U.S. Laws and the resources and techniques you can use to teach refugees about their rights and responsibilities when they arrive in the United States. The session will draw on CORE’s […]

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CORE Delivers Additional CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops

Refugee CO Workshop

Following the success of the CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops held earlier this year, CORE delivered another round of workshops in Sacramento, California and Houston, Texas on July 24th and 26th respectively. The workshops focused on facilitating knowledge exchange and building the capacity of resettlement staff to utilize CORE’s resources and enhance overall CO delivery. In total, 59 […]

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CORE Provides Technical Assistance for Refugee Communications Scale-Up at RSC Africa

Three ladies at a CO workshop

CORE’s Refugee Communication Initiative aims to increase touch points with refugees during the resettlement process and harmonize pre-departure and post-arrival Cultural Orientation messaging. To achieve this goal, CORE provides technical assistance on using CORE’s digital communication tools at select locations. In July, CORE’s Digital Initiatives Officer Carmel Pryor traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and Byumba, Rwanda […]

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CORE’s Refugee-Facing Resources now available in Kinyarwanda, Swahili

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Language barriers during resettlement can frustrate refugees and service providers alike. CORE’s refugee-facing resources are designed to ease communication with refugees by providing preliminary USRAP and Cultural Orientation knowledge in their own languages. Available on CORE’s Resettlement Navigator website, CORE’s fact sheets, videos, and podcasts are now available in Kinyarwanda and Swahili, in addition to English and […]

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Additional Money Management Resources Available

money management graphs

During the initial resettlement period, refugees will need to make many choices about money management in order to ensure not only self-sufficiency, but long-term financial success in the United States. To guide refugees and assist the staff who work with them, CORE has developed a new set of resources on Money Management in the U.S. The […]

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