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Our Impact

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.

80%+

student achievement

Over 80% of student participants in our education programs have achieved key academic markers such as reading scores.

 

25+

Birth-Countries Represented

Grand Rapids has a long history of welcoming refugees. Our community has become the new home to people from all over the world.

 
 

5k+

Refugees supported

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