We walk alongside refugees in the post-settlement phase of their journey —continuing services for however long it takes to provide the tools and remove the barriers to fully participate in the community.
Over 80% of student participants in our education programs have achieved key academic markers such as reading scores.
Grand Rapids has a long history of welcoming refugees. Our community has become the new home to people from all over the world.
It has been our privilege to walk along side thousands of new American families in their journey to full participation.
2019 Impact & Outcomes
78% of enrolled K-12 students showed an increase in at least one letter-grade in one subject or more
100% of enrolled K-12 students showed growth in cultural adjustment as determined by pre- and post- surveys
97% of enrolled K-12 students showed an improved Reading Improvement Score
82% of enrolled K-12 students showed improvement in WIDA Scores (English learners)
77% of enrolled K-12 students showed improvement in Core Class Average
93% of 0-3 year old students passed Brigance Screening (child development & Kindergarten readiness)
37% of parents attended parent-teacher conferences regularly