Advanced Level Available for Online CO Certification Course

CORE is excited to announce that the Advanced Level of the Online Cultural Orientation (CO) Certification Course is now available. Each lesson takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Topics include: Taking a Strengths-Based Approach Creating a Positive Learning Environment Managing Common Challenges of CO Delivery Open to all resettlement staff involved in the implementation […]

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Download CORE’s Mobile App, Settle In

The CORE SettleIn App Screenshot

CORE’s Settle In refugee-facing mobile app is an in-your-pocket travel companion that provides refugees with relevant just-in-time CO information and invites refugees to interact with a variety of learning activities. These resources are meant to augment CO delivery and help refugees stay informed, engaged, and motivated throughout the resettlement journey. Settle In is available for […]

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Upcoming CORE Webinar: Addressing Money Management

Money - buying metrocard

CORE’s Webinar Series continues on Thursday, June 21st with “Addressing Money Management.” This webinar will focus on the topic of Money Management and how to engage refugees in Cultural Orientation around key messages on budgeting, financing, and self-sufficiency. The session will highlight CORE’s new Money Management resources including a supplemental lesson plan, and offer an opportunity […]

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NEW CORE CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops

CO providers training workshop

CORE is pleased to announce that we will be providing more CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops in July. Based on positive feedback from the first series of Knowledge Exchange workshops conducted earlier this year, CORE will be delivering similar workshops at two new locations: Sacramento, CA – Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 Houston, TX – Thursday, July 26th, 2018 […]

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Supporting Your Child in School Resources

Refugee family bringing their child to school

While the United States has much to offer in terms of educational opportunities, navigating the system can be challenging for refugee families arriving to the United States with school-aged children. To help CO providers and other staff working in refugee resettlement better respond to this need, CORE has developed a supplemental lesson plan and video on […]

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CO Knowledge Exchange Workshops

Refugee resettlement staff workshop

In February and March, 2018, CORE conducted a series of one-day workshops for domestic CO providers and other resettlement staff who deliver CO at their offices. In total, 157 people from 47 different resettlement offices were able to attend the workshops at one of four locations: Denver, Seattle, Cleveland, and Buffalo. The objectives of the workshops […]

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CORE Launches Settle In: A Cultural Orientation Mobile App for Refugees

A person holding an iPhone displaying the SettleIn app

CORE is proud to announce the launch of Settle In, a helpful digital resource for refugees to use during their resettlement journey to the United States. With short videos and interactive lessons, refugees can learn about a wide range of pre- and post-arrival Cultural Orientation topics and access valuable information on Resettlement Agency assistance, housing provisions, […]

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Employment for Refugee Women

A resettled Rwandan refugee at work

The CORE Webinar Series continued in January with a focus on “Employment for Refugee Women.” The interactive webinar saw our highest attendance to date, and recordings of both webinars are now available for viewing. On this page, you can also access recordings of our previous webinars, and sign up to receive special webinar updates and […]

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CORE Online CO Certification Course Updates

Cultural orientation providers looking through Cultural Orientation materials online

CORE is pleased to announce the second Online Cultural Orientation (CO) Certification Course is now available. The intermediate course provides foundational knowledge of adult learning concepts that contribute to effective delivery of CO.  The three lessons of the intermediate course explore: Knowles’ Six Principles of Adult Learning Student-Centered versus Teacher-Centered Learning Cognitive Load and How […]

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Coming Soon!

The CORE App welcome screen

As a part of CORE’s Refugee Communications project, we will soon launch Settle In: a mobile app that will act as a digital bridge connecting the pre-departure and post-arrival experiences for refugees while providing a more personalized CO experience. CORE envisions that the Settle In mobile app will: Enhance understanding and retention of vital resettlement information; Increase touch […]

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