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New Data Reveals Welcome Corps Sponsors in Every State + D.C.

This overwhelming response reflects a profound American commitment to welcome those seeking refuge. In December 2023, the Welcome Corps expanded to allow sponsors to facilitate the resettlement of refugees they have personal connections with, including family members, friends, classmates, and coworkers. Through this expansion, sponsors have now submitted more than 13,000 applications to refer refugees…

The Welcome Corps Celebrates First Year of New Service Opportunity for Americans to Privately Sponsor Refugees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2024 CONTACT: media@communitysponsorshiphub.org, press@welcomecorps.org WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Welcome Corps is celebrating its first anniversary as the flagship program for private sponsorship of refugees in the United States. Through the Welcome Corps, everyday Americans are stepping up to directly support the resettlement of refugees in communities across the country. In the first year…

Exciting Update: Meet CSH’s Executive Leadership Team!

Community Sponsorship Hub is thrilled to announce our executive leadership team during this historic moment for sponsorship in the U.S. At the helm is Annie Nolte-Henning as CSH’s Executive Director. Throughout her tenure as Interim Executive Director, Annie has demonstrated visionary leadership and a strong commitment to strengthening inclusive programming that puts sponsorship in the…

The Welcome Corps offers community approach to refugee resettlement

On World Refugee Day, we recognize the 110 million people displaced worldwide, including more than 35 million refugees forced to flee the lives they know waiting for the day they can return home safely, or, for those who have no other option, to resettle in another country. The global displacement crisis has been worsening for…

Open Call for Advisory Board Members

Overview of CSH: Established in 2021, CSH is a dynamic organization dedicated to growing the role of communities in the protection, resettlement, and integration of refugees and other forcibly displaced people. Mobilizing civil society, and the public, private, and philanthropic sectors, and empowering them with resources and access, CSH shapes and coordinates a community sponsorship…

Private sponsorship pilot program for refugees in the works

A private sponsorship of refugees pilot will incorporate lessons learned from the Sponsor Circle Program. “Group response to sponsorship is really powerful. It increases the number of resources that folks have access to and allows for stronger community connections,” Sarah Krause, Community Sponsorship Hub executive director and co-founder.