10/16/2022 0 Comments
Luis H. Garay writes in the Triad City Beat "On Sept. 23, ECAR’s mission brought nearly 200 people from across the country to Greensboro for the first-ever ECAR Gathering hosted at Guilford College. Over soft murmurs, warm hugs and enthusiastic hellos, the event exuded the energy of a communal event, as if everyone in attendance was part of the same family."
Alessandra Von Burg and other ECAR universities discuss the ECAR model in an article from WENR by Rasha Faek, Managing Editor.
“It (ECAR) is an amazing network and there are multiple ways to do it, based on the volunteers and types of housing available,” Von Burg noted. “Every resource that universities and the people who are part of their communities are able to share to host refugees can make a huge difference.”
WFU student and faculty-led groups help support local refugees, May 11, 2022, by Kim McGrath and Chris Amaral ('23)
We are a team of faculty, staff, students through SAFAR (Students Association for the Advancement of Refugees), and community members who help refugees fleeing violence and persecution. We provide ESL tutoring, driving lessons, transportation to medical appointments, team mentoring for career and job placement, among many other things, from the trivial to the critical.
Several of the families whom we support are facing critical needs, including medical expenses, utilities, winter clothes, and transportation. We need your help to cover these costs. Please consider making a donation in any amount to our GoFundMe campaign.
Thank you for your support,
1/27/2019 0 Comments
ECAR@WFU and Incubator@WFU will present at the second ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival on April 5-7, 2019, at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
More details here.
Great knowledge, experience, and potential exist within the refugee community here in the Triad.