News and Stories

National Co-Sponsorship Reflection Event

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.

World Humanitarian Day

Every year on August 19, World Humanitarian Day pays tribute and homage to the brave hearts who leave no stone unturned to come forward and work towards a humanitarian cause. The day marks the sacrifice of humanitarian workers who lost their lives while working for humanitarian needs and causes.

ECDC Welcomes the Introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act

ECDC welcomes the bi-partisan introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act in both houses of the 117th Congress this week. “This is a step in the right direction, which, once passed, will give lasting protection to Afghans who risked their lives to support the U.S. mission overseas,” said Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D., President and CEO.”

Refugee Integration in Virginia Project

Refugee Integration in Virginia is a project supported by Virginia Humanities designed to inspire through storytelling to capture refugees and community members’ experiences in building community together and showcase the two-way process of integration.

Journey from Client to Staff

Nabil didn't know what to expect when he first arrived in central Wisconsin. He and his wife Amina had just navigated through a flight transfer at Chicago O'Hare alone, with their two young daughters in tow. The family certainly didn't expect to be greeted at the tiny Wisconsin airport by a group of volunteers as well as refugee resettlement staff.

World Refugee Day Celebration

In commemoration of World Refugee Day, Department of State officials visited agencies serving refugees, including ECDC’s Silver Spring, Maryland, branch office, to have informal, first-hand discussions with the refugees, community sponsors, and volunteers.

World Refugee Day Celebration