Refugees

Organizations

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Amnesty International

In Their Own Words:

We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

New York, NY
http://www.amnestyusa.org
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project of the Urban Justice Center

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ASAP works to end the wrongful detention and deportation of refugee women and children in the United States. ASAP amplifies the traditional legal services model through creative use of technology, an international network of engaged volunteers, and innovative approaches to community building and partnership.

New York, NY
https://asap.urbanjustice.org/
GirlForward

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GirlForward provides adolescent refugee girls with individual mentorship, educational programs and leadership opportunities, creating a community of support that serves as a resource and empowers girls to be strong, confident and independent.

Chicago, IL
https://www.girlforward.org
Human Rights First

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Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms. We know it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For more than 35 years, we’ve built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle global challenges that demand American leadership.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Washington D.C. and Houston. To maintain our independence, we accept no government funding.

New York, NY
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org
International Rescue Committee

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The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Boston, MA
http://www.rescue.org
Literacy Works

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Speaking English, reading, and writing are essential to daily pursuits and long-term goals.
Literacy Works’ builds a strong network of adult literacy programs, connects learners and tutors to opportunities, and empowers diverse organizations to effectively serve adults with low literacy.
We believe:
-Literacy is a basic human right
-Literacy supports the economic needs, civic participation, and creative aspirations of individuals and communities alike
-All adults bring vital knowledge, wisdom and life experience to their education
-When organizations, educators and learners collaborate, meaningful learning experiences result

Chicago, IL
http://www.litworks.org
Refugee Transitions

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Refugee Transitions is a community-based nonprofit agency serving high-need, low-income refugee, asylee, and immigrant newcomers from over 50 countries. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, RT provides education, family engagement, and community leadership services that help newcomers become self-sufficient and successful in their new communities. A key component of our work over the last 30 years has been fostering cross-cultural relationships between receiving and newcomer communities.
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San Francisco, CA
http://www.reftrans.org
Teaching Tolerance

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Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.

Montgomery, AL
http://tolerance.org
The Center for Constitutional Rights

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The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. We do that by combining cutting-edge litigation, advocacy and strategic communications in work on a broad range of civil and human rights issues.

New York, NY
http://www.ccrjustice.org
The Florence Project

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The mission of the Florence Project is to provide free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona.

Florence, AZ
https://firrp.org
USA for UNHCR

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USA for UNHCR helps to save, protect and rebuild the lives of millions of refugees and others forced to flee their homes due to violence and conflict.

Washington, DC
http://www.unrefugees.org