Immigration is a journey filled with hopes, dreams, and challenges, as individuals and families seek better opportunities and a new beginning in unfamiliar lands. In this listicle, we shine a spotlight on nonprofit organizations (NPOs) that are dedicated to supporting and empowering immigrants in their integration process. These organizations provide vital resources, services, and advocacy to ensure that immigrants receive the necessary support to thrive in their new communities.
From assisting with language acquisition and job training to offering legal aid, social integration programs, and cultural exchange initiatives, these NPOs play a pivotal role in facilitating the transition and success of immigrants worldwide. What’s more? Each of these nonprofits has been vetted by Goodera.
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Top Nonprofit Organizations for Immigrants
ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR) is an initiative that aims to improve the lives of migrant workers in Singapore by building bridges to strengthen their integration into the community, city, and country. They employ authentic and nimble strategies to help improve the quality of the workers’ lives and make them feel valued, appreciated, safe, and welcome in Singapore.
Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW)
The Philippine Migrants Rights Watch is a registered civil society network that was established in 1995 to encourage the recognition, protection, and fulfillment of Filipino migrants’ rights - both in the Philippines and abroad during the entire migration process. The objective is to carry out education, lobbying, and monitoring activities toward the recognition, protection, and fulfillment of the rights of all Filipino migrants and members of their Community before departure, during migration, and upon return.
SAMHA is an association built by immigrants for immigrants. SAMHA was founded in 2009 with one thing in mind: helping their community understand mental health and substance abuse while creating an understanding of how to cope with bureaucratic daily life challenges, how to integrate successfully, and most importantly, how to get help when they need it. Its mission is to prevent substance abuse and mental illness, enhance mental health and substance abuse knowledge, and create community trust and successful integration.
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Country: USA, Colorado
CIRC believes in every person's inherent dignity and human rights, regardless of immigration status. CIRC envisions a society in which all people are treated with dignity and respect and have equal access to fair and just work, housing, health care, education, and the opportunity to live united with family members.
Liberty Experience e.V.
Liberty Experience e.V. is a non-profit organization in Munich that fosters community integration, focusing on helping international immigrants succeed with their musical talents in Germany. They provide flexible, social, and safe platforms for musical learning and collaborations among immigrants, empowering their skills. They also offer training, media, and networking opportunities that expose their members to opportunities in the mainstream music industry in Germany.
ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
Country: USA, New York
AALDEF focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans, including immigrant rights, voting rights and democracy, economic justice for workers, educational equity, housing, environmental justice, and eliminating anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
Forward Incubator empowers entrepreneurs with refugee backgrounds by helping them start, fund, and grow their businesses. They support entrepreneurs in all stages of business development, from entrepreneurship training to incubation and acceleration. They offer a 10-week Digital Entrepreneurship Program that teaches fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business and a 4-month incubator program in which they intensively guide entrepreneurs in setting up their companies. Their approach is based on an extensive network of companies, experts, coaches, and students that support their startups.
RICE Community Services
Country: USA, Arizona
Refugees and Immigrants Community for Empowerment (RICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting Refugees, Asylees, and Immigrants in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, created to close the service gaps that remain after the 90-day resettlement period. RICE is directed by a team of leaders from all over the globe that works directly with local partnerships to strengthen social services and prevent unnecessary hardships for Immigrants and Refugees. By advocating and promoting education, dialogue, and awareness, RICE identifies the potential for new opportunities and then integrates them back into Refugee and Immigrant communities.
Refugee Services of Texas
Country: USA, Texas
Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities. Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a social-service agency dedicated to assisting refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group well as to the communities that welcome them. RST provides services to hundreds of refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and related vulnerable populations from over 30 different countries of origin each year.
Startup Refugees is a social innovation founded in 2015. They offer asylum seekers, refugees, and other immigrants support in finding employment, skills development, and starting a business. Startup Refugees has a network of more than 1000 members, including companies, government officials, NGOs, universities, congregations, research institutes, communities, and individuals.
Since the beginning, Startup Refugees has also collected the professional profiles of newcomers. For that purpose, they have developed a Match Made in Startup Refugees platform, or ‘Match’ as they simply often call it. There are more than 5000 newcomer profiles in our Match database. The profiles include information about a person’s education, work experience, skills, motivation, and need for the next step to get employment. They also list their interest in entrepreneurship and possible business ideas.
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