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ECDC Applauds Groundbreaking Research Highlighting Positive Fiscal Impact of Refugees and Asylees in the United States

Arlington, Feb 20 – ECDC, commends the release of the groundbreaking research that sheds light on the significant fiscal contributions of refugees and asylees in the United States. Authored by Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and published on February 15, 2024, this official federal study underscores the invaluable economic impact of refugees and asylees while challenging the misconceptions surrounding their integration into American society.

Welcome Corps One-Year Anniversary

For the past year, the Welcome Corps has been at the forefront of a remarkable movement, redefining how Americans can make a difference in the lives of refugees seeking safety and freedom in the United States. It’s been a year filled with compassion, innovation, and a strong sense of community, and I can’t help but feel proud to be a part of it.

URGENT APPEAL:

It is with a profound sense of urgency and compassion that we reach out to you in response to the dire humanitarian crisis unfolding in the war-torn region of Tigray, northern Ethiopia

National Workshop Unveils Strategies to Boost Role of Higher Education Institutions in Refugee Resettlement: Insights from the SHERR Program

Arlington, Va. -The SHERR (Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement) program, in which ECDC is a consortium partner, organized a national workshop in early November. The workshop drew participation from representatives of all national refugee resettlement agencies, 65 higher education institutions, federal and state agencies, and non-profit organizations.

National Workshop Unveils Strategies to Boost Role of Higher Education Institutions in Refugee Resettlement: Insights from the SHERR Program

Newly Resettled Families to Celebrate their First Thanksgiving

Arlington, Va., November 16, 2023 – ECDC’s branch office, the African Community Center (ACC) DC Metro will host its 11th annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 19, at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Maryland, which will offer a unique experience to the hundreds of refugees it has resettled this year in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia metro areas.

Statement on Passing of ECDC Board Member Dr. Henning Leidecker, Jr.

Henning was born on September 9, 1941. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a minor in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1963. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics in 1968 with a dissertation entitled “The Temperature and Frequency Dependence of the Dielectric Response of Linear Polymers Computed Using Two-Time Temperature-Dependent Green Function.”