The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Better Business Bureau Services:
Scams to Avoid:
See Attached:Evaluations of Foreign Educations
The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture (FCST) serves survivors of political and state-sponsored torture living in Tampa Bay and Miami-Dade through an intensive case management and strength-based, client-centered model. The goals of the program are to increase self-sufficiency and self-efficacy and to support survivors in their healing process. We assist survivors in rebuilding their lives and work to empower them through a community-based approach.
To be included on the FCST listserv follow this link
Welcoming America is a national, grassroots-driven collaborative that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. The ultimate goal of Welcoming America is to create a welcoming atmosphere – community by community – in which immigrants are more likely to integrate into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns.
The Receiving Communities Toolkit: A Guide For Engaging Mainstream America In Immigrant Integration is a resource for engaging receiving communities in immigrant integration. A particular point of pride for OneMorgan County is that on page 25 you can read about contributions by some of Fort Morgan’s leaders including Dan Barker, reporter, Fort Morgan Times; Greg Wagers, Superintendent, Morgan County School District RE-3; and Keith Kuretich, Chief of Police, Fort Morgan Police Department.
Project SOAR provides ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) and other refugee-serving agencies with technical assistance to develop and deliver quality services and improve sustainability. This includes support to strengthen organizational management, in areas such as fundraising and governance; improve services, in areas such as project design and case management; and build networks with peer and mainstream agencies. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement since 2003, Project SOAR is a partnership of the International Rescue Committee and the Nationalities Service Center.
Project SOAR is very pleased to be able to offer its network an e-learning resource for staff and volunteers of refugee-serving organizations, or other community members and service providers. This 20-minute module, called Refugee 101, was developed by the International Rescue Committee for its network, and provides an overview of the complex resettlement process. It is a great educational tool for those new to the field, and Project SOAR is happy to be able to share it with you to use!
The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) recognizes that refugees have unique health needs. RHTAC is dedicated to improving the well-being of refugees by providing tools, resources, and support for health and mental health providers in order to better meet the needs of refugees in resettlement.
To be included on the RHTAC listserv follow this link
Needs to Know
This simple, comprehensive guidebook equips immigrants and refugees with essential practical information, allowing them to feel confident and succeed in the U.S.
Registration Sept 12th
Classes begin Sept 20th
Community Safety Through Education Sessions
Coming This Fall!
Annual Fall Community Potluck
International Music Fest
Saturday, April 18th, 2015