COLLABORATIVES & COMMUNITY BASED INITIATIVES
We aim to support sponsors and refugees by coordinating furnishing and clothing donations for new arrivals. We do not currently have storage for donations, but we have partners who do and can direct you to them.
ESL AND ADULT EDUCATION
Learning English is a crucial skill required to succeed in a service oriented economy. We coordinate volunteers to tutor refugees and enroll them in local classes. We also work with community leaders to provide access to classes year round and at times convenient to learners.
SPONSOR SUPPORT, VOLUNTEER COORDINATION & STANDARDS OF CARE
We receive reoccurring questions from new sponsors such as: where are ESL classes, what are the best methods for budgeting and tax preparation, where do I find medical care, a job? We set standards of care for newcomers, identify gaps, and design programming to close them (See the Sponsor's Guide on the menu bar). We match volunteers to volunteer opportunities.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
This is one of the largest initiatives for KRRC. Refugee children often arrive having missed a number of years of school. Other cities have developed youth programs to accelerate language, social, and academic skills of refugee children. We work with local educators to tailor solutions to meet newcomer's unique needs.
EMPLOYMENT AND COTTAGE INDUSTRIES
Many refugees come with skills and are eager to work in their field. They may need supplies and tools to restart their careers. We partner with local businesses to provide workshops such as cottage business law. This committee aims to support refugees in establishing employment as soon as possible.
COMMUNITY NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATION & COMMUNICATIONS
The resettlement process involves networking multiple independent organizations and volunteers to support newcomers. KRRC provides a common platform for all participants to convene, collaborate, and communicate needs through monthly meetings and our newsletter.
HEALTHCARE & PSYCOSOCIAL SUPPORT
We have connections to a network of healthcare professionals who are working towards improving local services specific to the unique needs of refugee, migrant, and immigrant populations.
LGBTQ+ Sponsor Coordination
One of our newest initiatives includes coordinating sponsor groups made up of LGBTQ+ community members and allies to help resettle LGBTQ+ refugees. The goal is to provide a safe and supportive resettlement experience for LGBTQ+ newcomers.