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

COREnav Website Elements

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

A group of CO providers collaborating together during a CORE 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

A group photograph of CWS 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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New Animated Video: United States Refugee Admissions Program Overview

CORE developed the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Overview video to provide refugee applicants and other stakeholders with insight into the resettlement process. The video guides viewers through the steps from the RSC Prescreening interview to arrival in the United States.  CO Leaders Workshop Recap CORE hosted its second annual CO Leadership Workshop in Silver Spring, […]

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Join the CO Leadership Webinar

Cultural orientation providers learning about preparing volunteers for cultural orientation at a CORE workshop

You’re Invited! Interested in learning more about RSCs and their CO programs? Please join CORE’s webinar on: “Overseas Resettlement Support Center Cultural Orientation Programs” The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 7 at 3pm EST as part of CORE’s 2016 Cultural Orientation Leadership Workshop. The workshop brings together overseas Resettlement Support Center CO coordinators and domestic […]

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New Website & Resources

Cultural orientation providers looking at a CORE online lesson

CORE Website Redesign New Look. New Resources. Same Mission. It may be the same URL, but just got a brand new look! CORE is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved website. The updated site is designed to make CO resources easy to locate and download through a streamlined, user-friendly interface and an […]

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CORE Spotlight: Interactive Story Map Documents Life-Changing Journey

Mother with two sons on plane

A Life-Changing Journey: CORE’s Overseas CO Providers Workshop Participants Document Their Experiences as Refugee Escorts CORE hosted its first annual Overseas Cultural Orientation (CO) Providers Workshop – an experiential training event – from May 30 to June 10. The workshop was designed to build the capacity of participants by immersing them in the resettlement experience […]

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CORE’s First Anniversary & Visit from Secretary Kerry

John Kerry speaking with CORE and IRC Silver Spring staff during a site visit

CORE’s First Anniversary The Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange was officially launched on March 15, 2015, so we have just passed the one-year mark. In addition to recruiting a full staff and setting up our office in Silver Spring, Maryland, other highlights of the first year include designing and launching the CORE website, producing the CAM […]

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First Annual CO Leadership Workshop

Cultural orientation providers collaborating during a CORE workshop

Annual CO Leadership Workshop CORE hosted its first annual CO Leadership Workshop on November 2 – 6, 2015 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Overseas Resettlement Support Center (RSC) CO coordinators and domestic Resettlement Agency (RA) CO focal points attended workshop sessions where they collectively articulated a Mission and Vision for CO (see below), met with PRM […]

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