Supporting Your Child in School Resources

Staff at a K-12 school welcoming a refugee family and their young child

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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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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Civics Lessons for Refugees: First Amendment Rights

A police officer speaking to refugees about community services during a cultural orientation 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

A group of volunteers attending new cultural orientation provider training

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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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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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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