Partner Details

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

  • Mission Statement

    Since 1911, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has provided tools and opportunities for achieving self-sufficiency to refugees through its nation-wide network of field offices and partner affiliates. USCRI's mission is to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life. Across the U.S., these USCRI affiliates provides newly-arrived refugees with essential services and the support they need to begin to rebuild their lives and take steps towards becoming U.S. citizens. We provide initial services to refugees for a minimum of thirty days; these services include safe and sanitary housing, referrals to health programs, job placement, and other related services. Through the Empowerment with Technology project, USCRI's North Carolina Field Office will provide computers to clients who have the most limited mobility and the greatest need for computers. With these computers, clients will be able to independently learn English through language learning software, develop their resumes, search and apply for employment, and communicate with friends and family abroad without having to travel to facilities with public computers.
  • Project Abstract

    USCRI administers the Reception and Placement (R&P) Program through its field offices and partner agencies. Across the U.S., these USCRI affiliates provides newly-arrived refugees with essential services and the support they need to begin to rebuild their lives and take steps towards becoming U.S. citizens. We provide initial services to refugees for a minimum of thirty days; these services include safe and sanitary housing, referrals to health programs, job placement, and other related services. The Empowerment with Technology Project will be an extension of the R&P Program. Through this new program, USCRI will provide computers to clients who have the most limited mobility and the greatest need for computers. With these computers, clients will be able to independently learn English through language learning software, develop their resumes, search and apply for employment, and communicate with friends and family abroad without having to travel to facilities with public computers.
  • Target Population

    Refugees with the most limited mobility and greatest need for computers, to learn English and search for jobs, for example, will constitute the target population. Many will have a physical disability or limited access to public transportation that impedes their ability to travel. The clients will be 14 years old or older and will be referred to the Empowerment with Technology Project by R&P Case Managers. One hundred individuals will receive these computers. A total of about 400 people—computer recipients and their family members—will gain autonomy through these computer donations.
  • Contact Information & Map

    U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
    Attn: Scott Phillips
    2231 Crystal Dr
    Suit 350
    Arlington, VA 22002
    United States

    Phone: (919) 334-0072 x 4010
    Email: sphillips@uscrinc.org


  • Equipment Needed

    PC Laptop System
    Mac Laptop System
    Tablet or PDA