Leah Vance is a RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps member at IC Compassion, an organization with a mission to equip refugees and immigrants with resources in their transition to life in America. Leah serves as the community liaison to the greater Iowa City area.
Leah and other members at IC Compassion have been instrumental in advocating for greater mental health services for the refugee community.
“I have really enjoyed my experience with RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps and the opportunities it has opened for me at IC Compassion. I have had a first-hand account of what starting a mental health program entails.
Though I have only been in this position for a short time, I have already gained many useful skills. I am excited to continue growing the mental health program at IC Compassion and to help meet the needs of refugees and immigrants.”