The RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Program helps:
Remove barriers to accessing basic services for employment and healthcare. Break the poverty cycle by focusing on providing supports that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate support.
Enable refugees to become contributing and engaged members of society.
Provide basic education to help refugees learn how to navigate modern life.
Provide leadership opportunities to refugees and other individuals by providing opportunities for service and volunteering.
RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Sites for 2017-18
EMBARC - Des Moines (5 Full-time positions)
DMACC Urban Campus- Des Moines (2 Full time)
Lutheran Services in Iowa- Des Moines (2 Part time)
Lutheran Services in Iowa - Columbus Junction (2 partime)
Greater Des Moines Partnership- Des Moines (2 Part time)
Pi 515 - Des Moines (2 Part time)
Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) - Marshalltown (2 Full time)
IC Compassion- Iowa City (2 Full time and 2 Part time)
Catholic Charities- Cedar Rapids (2 Full time)
Catherine McAuley Center- Cedar Rapids (2 Full time and 2 part time)
Path of Hope - Coralville (2 Full time, 2 part time)
EMBARC- Waterloo (4 Full time and 5 Part time)
The Bridge of Storm Lake - Storm Lake (6 part time)
Stay tuned to learn more about our summer sites....