To compassionately advocate for social justice, inclusivity, and human dignity for low-income refugee/ immigrant families in partnership with educational institutions and local organizations that support communities of color.
A world where marginalized people are empowered to create equitable opportunities for themselves and others.
Diversity adds a richness to our communities and should be recognized and celebrated. As demographics within our communities are evolving to encompass diverse cultures across race, gender, religion, and other identifying factors, we strive to bring awareness and compassion in helping those who are under-represented.
Equity in Education
Low income immigrant and refugee families need additional support when navigating the complexities of American life. This is especially evident within our school systems, where economic inequality, social customs, and a lack of familiarity with school policies and procedures can provide additional challenges. We believe that by partnering with educators, collaborating with other community organizations, and meeting with refugee families, we can advocate for their needs and provide insights to their unique challenges, thus contributing to the success of these vulnerable students.
Establishing personal connections within served communities gives context to challenges and enables us to propose sensible solutions. Therefore, we prioritize building relationships, hearing different perspectives from the people within the communities we support, and meeting people where they are at in order to work towards a solution that takes in account their voices, values, and experiences.
Collaboration and Service
No single organization can alleviate the challenges that poverty, systematic discrimination, and cultural misunderstandings bring to the lives of newly resettled refugee families. In many cases, these families come to this country with limited resources, language skills, and background information on the issues that have historically affected communities of color. We value collaboration with organizations that raise community awareness and promote interpersonal understanding as a means of safeguarding our basic human rights to respect, dignity, self-sufficiency, and safety.
We are committed to raising awareness, holding leaders accountable, and coordinating community efforts to fight against systematic policies that oppress marginalized members in order to protect our rights to thrive.