Getting the Word Out

The CWS advocacy lead develops and implements strategies to increase support for refugee resettlement with policymakers in the state of Virginia. The program also supports building refugees' civic engagement efforts in Virginia through capacity building and trainings.

Today, we are facing the worst refugee crisis in recorded history. There are 89.3 million people who have been forced to flee their homes, at least 31 million of whom are refugees and half of whom are children. We know that the challenges faced by refugees worldwide are greater than ever- and that we must support preserving the resettlement program and promoting policies that help refugees rebuild their lives in the United States.

If you have any questions, contact Virginia Refugee Organizer Rodrigue Makelele at