to a brighter tomorrow
The Refugee Response empowers resettled families to grow roots, supporting them in becoming engaged, self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities.
Home is built and secured when like minds and hearts move together.
In our way, through our organization, we are building this community in Cleveland for those seeking refuge. We hope that they can again find a home for themselves and their families and through this we can have a greater appreciation for what we have and work to continually protect and strengthen our home.
Resettled Community Stories
This year we are building bridges.
In all aspects of our work we look to make real and meaningful connections in the wide variety of communities with whom we engage. Your support has been a crucial part of our success and our ability to grow, reach new families and continue to respond when situations demand. At present the challenges new families face are tremendous while traditional federal resources are being drastically reduced. The situation demands that we do more, and we are ready.
Here are some of the ways we plan to grow in 2019:
Launching Teen Response - a new program for 30 refugee teens at CMSD’s John Marshall High School
Hosting "Cartography," an original theatrical production from NYC in partnership with Playhouse Square and Cuyahoga County Public Libraries
Expanding the adult tutoring program to reach an additional 20 learners
Hiring a full time community engagement coordinator to support children’s education at home and in the community
Expanding the CSA Memberships to 230 members for the 2019 growing season
Launching a 4-season growing plan on the Ohio City Farm with the increase in infrastructure
Moving to a new headquarters based on the Urban Community School campus in mid-2019
Furthering Collaboration and partnerships with other refugee services providers and beyond
Continuing to respond to those we serve.