News and Stories

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

Schools in Wausau Provide Warm Welcome to Newcomers

Wausau Schools has been a strong partner with ECDC since the planning stage before its branch office was opened in Wausau, Wisconsin, in November 2021. Wausau Schools produced this video which showcases how much thought and care fellow students and the school community have put into ensuring new students feel included and supported to be happy and successful.

ECDC Commends Announcement to Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

Yesterday, the President of the United States announced the government’s plan to provide more than $1 billion in funding towards humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians affected by the war and to welcome 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to the United States through a range of legal pathways.