Our Impact

After being awarded $300,000 from the Google Impact Challenge, RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps will be able to connect more refugees and immigrants to jobs and work-readiness training while building the leadership of 70 diverse AmeriCorps members in rural and urban locations across the state.  Members like Jeanette, a Burundian-American and former refugee, giving back to the community…

“I am a citizen now so I feel that my vote for a candidate can help. I understand that one vote can be significant. And since it’s my first time voting it feels like it is an adventure.” —Samuel Zam The 2020 presidential election will dramatically impact the opportunities available to new Americans across the…

Some of the greatest barriers to refugees accessing health care are communication and literacy. They are unaccustomed to American systems and health care in general. EMBARC addresses these barriers through group learning circles on health topics, which inspire attendees to share what they learn with others. Nay Mu is a perfect example of this “secondary…

Mone Aye spent the first 19 years of her life in a refugee camp. The challenges she faced when she came to the United States inspired her to help others, and she was instrumental in establishing EMBARC. Honored as a White House Champion of Change for World Refugees in 2015, she has dedicated her work…

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