News and Stories

Family reunion in Wausau

Wausau, Wisconsin — On January 19, a Congolese family arrived at the Wausau Central from a refugee camp in Zambia, Africa. The family, consisting of a couple and their four children, lived in a refugee camp for decades. All of the four children were born in the camp. The oldest is 12.

Milestone for Refugee Welcome in Wausau

ECDC’s Wisconsin branch office, the Multicultural Community Center, celebrated its 1st Anniversary, and its parent organization, the ECDC based in Arlington, also kicked off its commemorative year for its 40th year of operations at an event held in Wausau on January 19th.

2023—ECDC turns 40

As 2023 rings in ECDC’s 40th year, the community-based resettlement agency is preparing to commemorate its 40th year through a series of in-person and virtual events involving its 22-plus resettlement network of agencies across the United States, the clients it serves, and the communities it operates in.

ECDC expands its reach in 2023

To increase its capacity to resettle more refugees in the coming years without overwhelming saturated resettlement sites, ECDC will expand its operations to five new locations this year.

ECDC Produces Co-sponsorship Video

We are celebrating one year since ECDC launched co-sponsorship programs at ten sites across our network. Hear what this program entails and the benefits it offers from both newcomers and co-sponsors in their own words.

Registration for the Ethiopia TPS Process Begins

The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) welcomes the commencement yesterday of the registration process of Ethiopians wishing to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) following the posting of a Federal Register notice by USCIS. This document provides information about registering for TPS under Ethiopia’s designation.

ECDC Welcomes the Temporary Protected Status Decision for Haiti

The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) welcomes the decision to re-designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti for 18 months in response to the escalating humanitarian crisis and violence unfolding in the country. This designation will relieve thousands of Haitians in the country at risk of deportation and allow for an opportunity to seek employment authorization, which will reduce economic burdens on this community.