ECDC invites you to join its webinar on Welcome Corps’’ Private Sponsorship program. The program was launched in January by the Department of State and allows Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) to form groups of at least five people and privately sponsor refugees.
On behalf of the event lead, Alem Mengesha, Preferred Community Program Officer, ECDC HQ, allow me to invite you to an upcoming webinar titled, ‘The Role of Culture on Psychological Well-being of Refugee Communities.”
Join our webinar featuring dedicated volunteers and resilient clients. Be inspired by success stories of integration told first-hand. Learn about ECDC’s extensive network, local community involvement and collaboration with stakeholders.
ECDC, in collaboration with the African Communities Together (ACT), is proud to present an information session on Welcome Corps’ Private Sponsorship program announced by the Department of State this year.
Yesterday, close to 700 guests—refugees, members of the community, and volunteers—gathered to participate in ECDC’s 10th annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving Dinner at ECDC’s community hall here in Arlington, Virginia.
On Sunday, November 20, the African Community Center – DC Metro (ACC-DC), the local branch of ECDC working with refugees in the DMV, is hosting its 10th annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving event from 3 – 7 PM at its community hall in Arlington, Virginia.
“We were in search of friendly communities that would welcome newcomers, and Brattleboro was recommended as a perfect site for a new branch office,” said Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D., President, and CEO of ECDC, addressing an audience gathered at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center to celebrate the first anniversary of ECDC’s Multicultural Community Center in this southern Vermont city.
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.
There is a saying that goes: It takes a village to raise a child. Similarly, it takes a village to support a person during a humanitarian crisis. With record-high humanitarian needs worldwide, this year’s World Humanitarian Day builds on this metaphor of collective endeavor to grow global appreciation of humanitarian work.