History: More than 23 years ago, a group of highly skilled and educated refugee and immigrant women wanted to provide training and education opportunities to women arriving in the country. Refugee Women’s Network’s leadership and entrepreneurship programs train for success.
Did you know: The nonprofit provides a safe space for refugee and immigrant women to socially adjust to their new environment, learn life and wellness skills, and start their businesses. RWN is providing essential services to Afghan refugee families in Atlanta. More than 90% of the RWN staff and board members are foreign-born.
Its motto: Refugee Women’s Network inspires and equips refugee and immigrant women to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities.
How you can help: Volunteers can teach online classes on topics such as finance or health, practice English with women in the program, or support a Refugee Women’s Network virtual event. Sign up to receive the online quarterly newsletter to stay up to date with events. Donating will support their efforts of providing school bookbags, food, utilities, rent, and more.
To learn more: Visit www.riwn.org or email email@example.com.
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