CINCINNATI, OH, January 9 – Greater Cincinnati has a new nonprofit with a mission to advocate for the improvement of the lives of refugees, to foster community acceptance and inclusion of refugees, and to construct a sustainable support system that empowers new Americans on the path to self-sufficiency. The nonprofit, RefugeeConnect, has a vision to […]
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RefugeeConnect now acts as a resource and connector to ensure refugees have access to the programs available to them, and that they feel welcome in their adopted community. They currently offer an in-depth virtual resource center (www.refugeeconnect.org) that allows refugees to quickly and easily search through more than 80 service providers in specific categories, such […]
“In some places refugees might feel forgotten, but in Cincinnati, it’s a different story.” Our RefugeeConnect project was recently featured on the U.S. State Department’s inspirational ShareAmerica platform! ShareAmerica works with U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries to engage with people around the globe. Read the complete article here.
In partnership with the Ad Council, Upworthy is featuring RefugeeConnect’s programming and recent World Refugee Day Cup Soccer Tournament as part of their special Embrace Refugees series. Read more here!
RefugeeConnect, a signature project of the Junior League of Cincinnati, was featured in the June Issue of connected, a publication of the Association of Junior Leagues International: Looking for a new project in 2011, the JLC began extensively evaluating service gaps in the needs of women and children in Greater Cincinnati. They discovered a missing […]
Cincinnati’s Local12 highlights RefugeeConnect‘s World Refugee Day Cup, bringing attention to 25,000 refugees in Cincinnati. The World Refugee Day Cup took place on June 4, 2016, and saw participation from more than 150 players from 15 countries. (read Local 12’s coverage here)
The Cincinnati Enquirer has excellent pre- and post-cup coverage of RefugeeConnect’s World Refugee Day Cup that took place on Saturday, June 4. How the Beautiful Game reconnects Cincinnati’s African refugees June 2, 2016 – Cincinnati Enquirer Excerpt: It may be the world’s most overcrowded refugee camp, built in western Tanzania for 50,000 people but now teeming with 160,000 […]
The JLC’s RefugeeConnect won the top prize for its “The Funnel” presentation at Fuel Cincinnati’s event on May 16.
RefugeeConnect congratulates three Burundian adults who have recently become US citizens: Rebeka Baranyibikiye, Simeon Banyankiyubusa and his wife Melanie Nsabimana. Thank you to JLC RefugeeConnect tutors!