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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 90 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement (SHERR) builds the capacity of higher education institutions across the U.S. to support refugee resettlement with the aim to improve newcomers’ experiences and outcomes upon their arrival into the United States.
SHERR identifies and strengthens “pathways of engagement” for U.S. colleges and universities to participate in refugee resettlement; develops a suite of resources, tools, and trainings to support the work of the institutions; and creates networks for institutions to share best practices.
SHERR is led by World Learning in collaboration with the Ethiopian Community Development Council, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, and Welcome.US.
The innovative program is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
Since January 2022, World Learning and its higher education branch School for International Training have run a community-based refugee resettlement program in southern Vermont that has successfully welcomed more than 100 refugees from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Guatemala, and other countries.
Contribute to improved outcomes for refugees, in their first 90 days in the United States and beyond, by:
- Expanding and coordinating a network of higher education institutions across the United States committed to engagement in refugee resettlement.
- Identifying ‘pathways of engagement’ for higher education institutions to directly support refugee resettlement, including working in partnership with the nation’s 10 resettlement agencies.
- Designing and coordinating toolkits, curricula, briefings, webinars, virtual trainings and communities of practice to support those pathways of engagement.
- Administering small grants to support collaborative initiatives that strengthen refugee resettlement.
Check back soon for an announcement of the SHERR Innovation Incentive Grants.