RISE & Shine Blog
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The “Changing Views on Daughters of Burma” project, lead by the Iowa Women's Foundation and a healthy futures AmeriCorps team at EMBARC's Waterloo office, addressed for the first time gender identity and roles in the Burma community. Navigators completed trainings and a culturally appropriate curriculum was developed and used during learning circles. At learning circles, participants were asked to rate their level of knowledge on each topic before and after the learning circle. Of the 70 participants who attended the learning circles, all but 2 reported an increase in knowledge. Navigators who participated in leadership roles gained confidence in their ability to advocate for others, understand US systems, understand and analyze the construction of gender and its implications, compare social norms, and create change within their communities.
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The service members of RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps have compiled stories of success during their membership. This blog was created with the intent of sharing these valuable stories with the public.