Opportunities to Engage
Join our community of sponsors, community sponsorship staff, and refugees paired with sponsors.
We organize ongoing opportunities for knowledge sharing and learning. These include a weekly Lunch and Learn, monthly Social Learning Spaces, and ongoing Communities of Practice. We hope you will join us!
Lunch and Learn Sessions
Join our weekly webinars for community sponsors and volunteers, featuring guest speakers and covering critical topics for supporting refugee families in your communities.
12:00 PM ET
Deep Dive: First Two Weeks After Arrival Core Services
This session will focus on refugee resettlement core services and other issues that occur during the first two weeks after arrival.
12:00 PM ET
Special Considerations and Preparation for Ending a Lease
Refugee Housing Solutions’ Lynette Pearl will present on special considerations and how to help newcomers and community sponsors prepare for the end of a lease.
12:00 PM ET
Behind the Scenes: Tips for Sponsorship Groups Working Collaboratively with Resettlement Staff
This session will offer a behind the scenes look at refugee resettlement agencies and offer tips to sponsorship groups about working collaboratively with refugee resettlement staff.
Featured Past Webinars
Missed a live Lunch and Learn? Watch the recordings of all our past webinars below.
Exploring co-sponsorship at the national level
Three of the nine national resettlement agencies in the U.S. are piloting a national co-sponsorship program. During this session participants will learn about the pilot programs, including the approaches the three agencies have taken in the design and implementation of their programs, and the challenges and opportunities they’ve identified to date.
Refugee Mental Health Considerations and Trauma-Informed Care Practices for Community Sponsorship Groups and Volunteers
During this session participants learn about possible mental health issues faced by some refugee clients as well as practical applications of the principles of trauma-informed care during co-sponsorship, support, or volunteering.
Sounding Board: A Social Learning Space
Sounding Board is a social learning space for co-sponsorship staff at both the local and national levels to share resources, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned in the field. Meetings are interactive and discussion-based. If you would like to suggest a future Sounding Board topic, please email email@example.com.
Promoting Sponsor and Newcomer BoundariesRegister
Communities of Practice
Depending on your role with community sponsorship, when you join a community of practice you will connect with others carrying out similar tasks and responsibilities. You will have the chance to learn how others in similar positions manage, and together share knowledge and best practices.
Refugee Welcome Collective supports communities of practice to meet on a regular basis, and is a platform for sharing lessons learned, materials developed, and further connections and knowledge across communities.
To learn more about joining a community of practice, please complete the expression of interest form below.
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