The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the United States. Their programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society
‘New Americans in Lancaster’
Did you know that in 2014, foreign-born residents contributed $1.3B to the GDP of Lancaster County?
Take a look at this local report to learn more!
Each year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees releases a new report highlighting world facts and figures. Here is the Global Trends report about Forced Displacement in 2017.
CAL has been a leader in refugee education and orientation since 1975. They have been helping immigrant and refugee newcomers understand fundamental aspects of life in the United States, as well as helping service providers and other interested parties understand the backgrounds, cultures, and linguistic heritage of the new members of their communities. In addition, CAL has a long history of conducting research and developing strategies for educational success for immigrants across a wide range of ages and language proficiency levels. Building on this legacy, several of CAL’s projects and resources are designed to support the implementation of programs for immigrant students.
BRYCS provides good recommendations on how to involve refugee parents in their children’s education. Take a look at their spotlight and take note of their school toolkit on their website.