Building and Sustaining Community Collaborations for Refugee Welcome: A Community Engagement Toolkit

Refugee resettlement organizations increasingly recognize the need to create greater community support for refugees, and to be part of broader community efforts that may benefit refugees, but are not focused exclusively on refugees. How do refugee-serving organizations assess the state of their current efforts and what are the next steps they could take to advance their community collaborations?

This toolkit was created to help organizations and community groups identify their current strengths and consider specific new strategies and tactics for expanding and deepening their collaborations in order to promote welcoming communities.

The toolkit was written by Paul Stein, former president of the State Coordinators of Refugee Resettlement. It was published as part of Welcoming Refugees, a project of Welcoming America funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement.