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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.

Sponsor Circle Program Expands for Americans Welcoming Venezuelans

NEW YORK — The Sponsor Circle Program (SCP) today begins accepting applications from sponsors of Venezuelans who are fleeing economic and humanitarian crises and seeking refuge in the United States through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Process for Venezuelans. Sponsors who may need additional resources and support can learn more and apply at…

Biden administration plans private refugee sponsorship program

Sarah Krause, executive director of the Community Sponsorship Hub, which was established last year to pair private sponsors with Afghan evacuees, said it will expand opportunities for refugees themselves as well as broaden “our capacity to identify individuals that are in need of protection.” Read More

Community Sponsorship Hub, Refugee Welcome Collective, Welcome.US Launch Sponsorship Training to Help More Americans Welcome Refugees

New York, New York – On August 22, the Community Sponsorship Hub, Refugee Welcome Collective, and Welcome.US will co-launch a new training tool for community sponsorship programs to provide greater access to information for those welcoming refugees through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and other newcomers. Called Community Sponsorship Essentials, this online tool was developed…

Innovative Sponsor Circle Program expanded to welcome Ukrainians

(New York, New York) – The Sponsor Circle Program will begin accepting applications for Uniting for Ukraine sponsor support today. More than 14 million Ukrainians have been displaced by the current conflict, including over six million refugees that have fled the country. Americans can respond by sponsoring Ukrainians in need of safety to come to…