CORE Cultural Orientation Knowledge Exchange Workshop Series

A pair of cultural orientation trainers teaching a class of recently resettled refugees at IRC office in Boise. IRC/Jonathan McBride

CORE is excited to announce that, in February, we will be hitting the road for our first CO Knowledge Exchange Workshop Series. The workshop series is an opportunity for domestic CO providers and other resettlement staff to interact with CORE staff and CO colleagues at other resettlement offices. Workshop sessions will promote knowledge exchange, address common challenges, […]

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CORE’s Webinar Series Continues in January

IRC staff members accessing a CORE fact sheet online

Next week, CORE will continue our webinar series with “Employment for Refugee Women.” In this session, we will discuss the benefits and challenges female refugees face when seeking employment in the United States. We will also review CORE’s new resources on the subject (see below) and discuss how to apply them in various CO settings. […]

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Join us for CORE’s NEW Webinar Series

Refugee resettlement officer at a training workshop

CORE is excited to announce the launch of its webinar series focused on engaging CO providers with tools, practical experience, and access to best practices. The first session, “What’s in store at CORE?” will be on December 6th, followed by a second webinar on December 13th, “Engaging with Refugees on First Amendment Rights.”  Both webinars […]

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Civics Lessons for Refugees: First Amendment Rights

Police officer leading a refugee cultural adjustment class

Many refugees who come to the United States are unfamiliar with the laws that protect their rights, and once they arrive, need encouragement to engage with their new government with trust. These topics are addressed in the U.S. Laws and Cultural Adjustment sections of the CO curriculum. To aid CO providers looking for innovative ways […]

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New Cultural Orientation Assessment Handbook Available

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As a helpful training tool for CO providers in resettlement offices who want to better understand the CO assessment process, CORE has developed The Cultural Orientation Assessment Handbook. The United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) requires that CO programs in the United States assess student learning after CO instruction […]

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CORE Launches Online Learning for CO Providers

CORE training material

Are you a Cultural Orientation (CO) provider looking to expand your CO knowledge base, validate your CO expertise, and impress your boss? Or are you a supervisor looking to maximize human resources, provide meaningful onboarding training for new staff, volunteers, and interns, and expand your current staff’s knowledge of CO objectives and lessons? If your […]

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New Website, New Video in Honor of World Refugee Day!

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In this issue of The CORE Connection, CORE is introducing the new CORE Resettlement Navigator website for refugees and the new Reception and Placement Animated Video as well as introducing the new Resources for Refugees section of the CORE website. CO providers, case worker staff, partner organizations, Resettlement Agencies, and others, may want to access and […]

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CO Leaders Spotlight

CO providers at a workshop

CO Leaders Spotlight In this issue of The CORE Connection, CORE is introducing the Cultural Orientation (CO) Leaders Spotlight series as a way to highlight the work of our overseas and domestic CO partners. The CO coordinators at Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) and the CO focal points at Resettlement Agencies (RAs) act as liaisons between CORE and […]

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AmeriCorps Volunteers and Librarians Learn about CORE Resources

Refugee resettlement staff

CORE at Church World Service AmeriCorps Member Conference Conference organizer Ella Fowler (front row, left) poses with the group of conference participants. Photo courtesy of CWS. On January 25, 2017, CORE Director Jason Crislip was invited to present at a Church World Service (CWS) AmeriCorps Member Conference at CWS headquarters in New York City. Attending […]

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