Stories Category: Press Release

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…

CSH Celebrates Uniting for Ukraine

(New York, New York) — The Community Sponsorship Hub (CSH) celebrates the Biden administration’s announcement of Uniting for Ukraine, a humanitarian parole program that will allow those fleeing the war in Ukraine to be safely welcomed to the United States and supported by Americans. “It is important to leverage the exceptional good will of the…

Recommendations for the Upcoming U.S. Private Sponsorship Pilot for Refugees

PRESS CONTACTS IRAP: Spencer Tilger, media@refugeerights.org, 646.761.2556 AIUSA: Gabby Arias, media@aiusa.org, 212.633.4145 CSH: Danielle Grigsby, dgrigsby@communitysponsorshiphub.org, 202.344.5037 Niskanen Center: Louisa Tavlas, ltavlas@niskanencenter.org, 571.527.6403 ADVOCACY GROUPS RELEASE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UPCOMING PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM FOR REFUGEES (New York, NY) – Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the Community Sponsorship Hub (CSH), and the Niskanen Center published a joint paper offering…

CSH and Coalition of Private Funders Award 1.2 Million to Expand Opportunities for Local Communities to Welcome Afghans and Other Newcomers

Community Sponsorship Hub and a Coalition of Private Funders Awards 1.2 million to 15 Local & National Resettlement Agencies, Expanding Opportunities for Local Communities to Welcome Afghans and Other Newcomers    In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and large-scale, rapid evacuation of Afghan allies and other at-risk populations, Americans have shown tremendous…

As Americans Welcome Afghan Refugees, Community Sponsorship Hub Awards $2.3 million to 17 Local, National Resettlement Agencies

(New York, New York)  – The Community Sponsorship Hub today awarded three national resettlement agencies and 14 local organizations with grants ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 each from the Community Sponsorship Catalyst Fund (“Catalyst Fund”). The grants will help agencies provide opportunities for Americans across the country to sponsor the tens of thousands of Afghan…

Official Launch of the Community Sponsorship Hub

In response to the situation in Afghanistan, communities across the United States are eager to directly support refugees and welcome them into their communities. Formally launched on Thursday, September 9, 2021, the Community Sponsorship Hub (CSH) will build, support, and resource the sponsorship system through which communities eager to welcome refugees may have the opportunity…