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On the frontlines of American democracy

With misinformation soaring, it’s more important than ever that communities have reliable sources of information to count on. New Media Ventures has awarded 14 trusted messengers in key Southern and swing states to protect democracy. “Given the declining trust in traditional news outlets and national brands, we believe that investing in trusted media and messengers, not just nationally but also at the local level, is essential to protecting and expanding our democracy,” said New Media Ventures President Carlissia N. Graham...
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Winner of 2023 JMK Innovation Prize

RCP's VAULT (Voices for Advancement Until Language Transformation) is one of 10 awardees of the J.M. Kaplan Fund's Innovation Prize, designed to support change makers tackling America’s most pressing challenges through social and environmental innovation. “VAULT is pioneering a community-first model for patients who are systemically excluded from our healthcare system,” said Justin Goldbach, J.M.K. Innovation Prize Program Director...
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Redefining the resettlement experience in North Carolina

In Welcoming America's newest article "Redefining the refugee resettlement experience in North Carolina", RCP (Carrboro, NC) and Every Campus A Refuge (Greensboro, NC) are featured for our approaches to addressing gaps in the refugee resettlement landscape to provide meaningful inclusion and lasting safety and opportunity for forcibly displaced people rebuilding life in NC.
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Reports

2022 Impact Storyboard is here!

Our much-celebrated Impact Storyboard is hot off the press, packed with stories, memorable moments, shout outs, and lessons learned from 2022.
2022 Impact Storyboard
News

EXCITING NEWS: RCP's new Co-Executive Directors!

We've been quiet the last few months, but only because we've been hard at work, and finally the time is here! It is with unbridled joy and electric excitement to share that, beginning July 1st, Daniella Runyambo, Meagan Clawar, Katherine Ward, and Maddie Hayes will serve as RCP's Co-Executive Directors! For many years we have been longing to transition away from a sole Executive Director model and toward a a collective leadership structure, and one that centers lived experience with the refugee and migrant journey. Daniella, Meagan, and Katherine are brilliant, hilarious, and inspiring badasses who have brought immense wisdom and vision to the RCP team.
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Families from Afghanistan are arriving

While our hearts are aching for Afghanistan, we are ready to welcome families arriving in the Chapel Hill area and help them create a safe, peaceful, dignified new home and robust support networks. The most effective way you can help is by setting up a recurring donation, but don't hesitate to get in touch with us if there is any other way you'd like to help.
Go to Donation Page
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RCP Awarded $300,000 to Address Language Inaccess in Healthcare

Refugee Community Partnership today announced a $300,000 grant in support of an ambitious campaign to address language inaccess within local health care institutions. The three year campaign is part of the Community Solutions for Health Equity program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the national non-profit health equity advocacy organization, Community Catalyst.
Read at Community Catalyst
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RCP Wins Triangle Community Foundation Social Innovation Award!

We are honored and elated to win the Triangle Community Foundation's Social Innovation Award! Learn more about RCP's Bridge Builders program, which--through a social justice lens--mobilizes neighborhood residents, service providers, teachers, students, families, and refugee community leaders into a vibrant support infrastructure, here.
In the Press

Neighborhood Support Circles Help Refugee Students Through Remote Learning

"It’s no secret that the pandemic has made everyone’s life harder. But remote learning presented a set of compounding challenges for refugee parents of school-aged children this year...Now a provider comes for four hours a day, five days a week to help the children with schoolwork and homework, translate school documents, and help parents create a plan for the year."
Read on Indy Week
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RCP wins GSK's IMPACT Award for Health Innovations

RCP wins GSK's 2019 IMPACT Award, for organizations doing innovative work to protect and improve community health. Celebrating 11 years in the Triangle Region, this highly competitive awards program recognizes organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to improve health.
Read at GSK
Language Justice

Chapel Hill Addresses Emergency Communications

“Chapel Hill’s refugee population is so often overlooked, which can get really frustrating considering how big a role they play in our community,” Aruba Ayesha, UNC RCP Board, said. Translating emergency messages is an initiative organized by the Building Integrated Communities Project, a collaboration between the Town of Chapel Hill and local individuals and community groups to increase knowledge, civic engagement and community development."
In the Press

On the frontlines of American democracy

With misinformation soaring, it’s more important than ever that communities have reliable sources of information to count on. New Media Ventures has awarded 14 trusted messengers in key Southern and swing states to protect democracy. “Given the declining trust in traditional news outlets and national brands, we believe that investing in trusted media and messengers, not just nationally but also at the local level, is essential to protecting and expanding our democracy,” said New Media Ventures President Carlissia N. Graham...
Read more...
News

Winner of 2023 JMK Innovation Prize

RCP's VAULT (Voices for Advancement Until Language Transformation) is one of 10 awardees of the J.M. Kaplan Fund's Innovation Prize, designed to support change makers tackling America’s most pressing challenges through social and environmental innovation. “VAULT is pioneering a community-first model for patients who are systemically excluded from our healthcare system,” said Justin Goldbach, J.M.K. Innovation Prize Program Director...
Read more...
In the Press

Redefining the resettlement experience in North Carolina

In Welcoming America's newest article "Redefining the refugee resettlement experience in North Carolina", RCP (Carrboro, NC) and Every Campus A Refuge (Greensboro, NC) are featured for our approaches to addressing gaps in the refugee resettlement landscape to provide meaningful inclusion and lasting safety and opportunity for forcibly displaced people rebuilding life in NC.
See the article
Reports

2022 Impact Storyboard is here!

Our much-celebrated Impact Storyboard is hot off the press, packed with stories, memorable moments, shout outs, and lessons learned from 2022.
2022 Impact Storyboard
News

EXCITING NEWS: RCP's new Co-Executive Directors!

We've been quiet the last few months, but only because we've been hard at work, and finally the time is here! It is with unbridled joy and electric excitement to share that, beginning July 1st, Daniella Runyambo, Meagan Clawar, Katherine Ward, and Maddie Hayes will serve as RCP's Co-Executive Directors! For many years we have been longing to transition away from a sole Executive Director model and toward a a collective leadership structure, and one that centers lived experience with the refugee and migrant journey. Daniella, Meagan, and Katherine are brilliant, hilarious, and inspiring badasses who have brought immense wisdom and vision to the RCP team.
Read details
News

Families from Afghanistan are arriving

While our hearts are aching for Afghanistan, we are ready to welcome families arriving in the Chapel Hill area and help them create a safe, peaceful, dignified new home and robust support networks. The most effective way you can help is by setting up a recurring donation, but don't hesitate to get in touch with us if there is any other way you'd like to help.
Go to Donation Page
News

RCP Awarded $300,000 to Address Language Inaccess in Healthcare

Refugee Community Partnership today announced a $300,000 grant in support of an ambitious campaign to address language inaccess within local health care institutions. The three year campaign is part of the Community Solutions for Health Equity program, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the national non-profit health equity advocacy organization, Community Catalyst.
Read at Community Catalyst
News

RCP Wins Triangle Community Foundation Social Innovation Award!

We are honored and elated to win the Triangle Community Foundation's Social Innovation Award! Learn more about RCP's Bridge Builders program, which--through a social justice lens--mobilizes neighborhood residents, service providers, teachers, students, families, and refugee community leaders into a vibrant support infrastructure, here.
In the Press

Neighborhood Support Circles Help Refugee Students Through Remote Learning

"It’s no secret that the pandemic has made everyone’s life harder. But remote learning presented a set of compounding challenges for refugee parents of school-aged children this year...Now a provider comes for four hours a day, five days a week to help the children with schoolwork and homework, translate school documents, and help parents create a plan for the year."
Read on Indy Week
News

RCP wins GSK's IMPACT Award for Health Innovations

RCP wins GSK's 2019 IMPACT Award, for organizations doing innovative work to protect and improve community health. Celebrating 11 years in the Triangle Region, this highly competitive awards program recognizes organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the community to improve health.
Read at GSK
Language Justice

Chapel Hill Addresses Emergency Communications

“Chapel Hill’s refugee population is so often overlooked, which can get really frustrating considering how big a role they play in our community,” Aruba Ayesha, UNC RCP Board, said. Translating emergency messages is an initiative organized by the Building Integrated Communities Project, a collaboration between the Town of Chapel Hill and local individuals and community groups to increase knowledge, civic engagement and community development."