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
Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency
Mission Statement: The Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency (CRRA) believes all refugees and asylees deserve the chance to begin successful new lives in the United States. CRRA’s mission is To receive, to connect and to empower newly arrived refugees in the Charlotte area so that they begin successful and self-sufficient lives in the United States
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.”