Welcome the Stranger

A Call to Action!

Universities are working proactively
to support young people with DACA.

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"My community welcomes refugees!"

We stand for a Vision of Inclusion, Compassion, and Community Regarding the Refugee and Asylee Populations Coming to the United States

The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice’s Refugee Advocacy Network is committed to working at the local, state, and national levels to create meaningful change in order to “welcome the stranger” as directed in all faith traditions.

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

Lila Watson

Agency Spotlight


ourBridge for Kids

Mission Statement: ourBRIDGE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the refugee and immigrant communities by offering a one-of-a-kind enrichment program for newly arrived and 1st generation American children. They advocate for the success, happiness and fair treatment of their families as they acculturate to the United States.

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Serve in the Charlotte Community



Fruitful Friends Program


Many refugee families in Charlotte desire to be matched with an American friend – help make this dream come true!

ourBridge Advocate


ourBRIDGE for KIDS needs your help to increase understanding and support for immigrant and refugee causes.

Immigration Law Clinic


Assist the Latin American Coalition’s Immigration Law Clinic – help translate documents and interpret for clients.


Member Spotlight


Refugee Advocacy Network

from CHARLOTTE OBSERVER “SEVEN TO WATCH” SERIES

“The most rewarding moments for Marsha Hirsch come months or years after refugees settle in to new homes in Charlotte: Getting a job, buying a car, passing their citizenship test and hitting other milestones on the way to becoming Americans.

Hirsch is executive director of Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency, one of the nonprofit groups contracted with the federal government to settle refugees in the U.S. On any given day, she and her colleagues might interact with people from Bhutan, Burma, Somalia, El Salvador, Vietnam, Eritrea, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria or other countries.”

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Refugee Advocacy Initiatives Posts

Local Level Advocacy Group

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Check out the goals, strategies, and tactics of the Local Advocacy Group.

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State Level Advocacy Group

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Check out the goals, strategies, and tactics of the State Level Advocacy Group.

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National Level Advocacy Group

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Check out the goals, strategies, and tactics of the National Level Advocacy Group.

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Charlotte Immigration Court

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Check out the goals, strategies, and tactics of the Charlotte Immigration Court Group.

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