ECDC applauds the Administration’s objective to restore the U.S. resettlement program. “To make this practical, we call on the Administration and Congress to follow up with investments that will strengthen the program and meet the goal. Doing so can only be met with significant expansion of the U.S Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and backing it up with a corresponding budgetary increase,” said Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D., President and CEO of ECDC.
For two days, September 8-9, ECDC gathered 13 staff from 10 local resettlement offices across the country who have been piloting co-sponsorship programs over the past year. The workshop was held in Arlington, Va., and was facilitated by ECDC national staff.
Local news covered the announcement that Joe Wiah, ECDC’s Multicultural Community Center – Brattleboro Director, will be honored by the Vermont Community Foundation with the Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial Community Leadership.