Celebrating Welcoming Week
Clarkston, the most diverse square mile in America known as the “Ellis Island of the South”, offered the perfect setting last week for a local Welcoming Week event.
Welcoming Week was recognized from the week of September 15 – 24 across the nation. During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.
On Thursday, September 21, the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) in partnership with the ... Read more >
Help Work with Civic Engagement
Our Civic Engagement program works to educate our community and elected officials about the positive contributions of refugees and immigrants; partner with other immigrant and refugee service agencies to improve services; and advocate for and alongside new Americans for better welcoming communities.
One of the biggest efforts our Civic Engagement team carries out, however, is working to register and educate new American voters. This work is especially important to help new Americans lift their voices and take a larger role in ... Read more >