Through Conversations Unbound, forcibly displaced individuals are empowered as paid online Arabic or Spanish language tutors for college students in the United States. These tutoring sessions are an integral component of language learning curricula that also make possible cross-cultural bonds of solidarity.
Echo100Plus acts as bridge between NGO’s and private initiatives in Greece and their counterpart abroad, all with the common aim to support Greece in these difficult times. We are partnering with them for our English Language Exchange program.
italki is a community marketplace connecting native language teachers and learners for a personalized approach to become fluent in any language. The digital platform comprises a global community of 3000+ teachers and 2+ million learners, and is the world’s largest online language teaching marketplace. italki provides opportunities to teach and share culture through education, and is reaching out to those displaced by conflict.
ReDI School of Digital Integration is a non-profit digital school for tech-interested newcomers applying for asylum in Germany. They offer their students high-quality training and the chance to collaborate with the start-up and digital industry.We are partnering with them for our English Language Exchange program. They are also important partners for Conversations Unbound.
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of higher education institutions and individuals working to protect threatened scholars, prevent attacks on higher education, and promote academic freedom and related values. By joining the network, members like Vassar College send a powerful message in support of these goals and advances the global conversation on the importance of academic freedom to higher education quality and to society.
Part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Catholic Charities of Poughkeepsie focuses on protecting and nurturing children and youth, feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless, strengthening families and resolving crises, supporting the physically and emotionally challenged, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees.
Part of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Rural & Migrant Ministry has served to connect congregations in urban settings with its rural and migrant communities. The Ministry’s achievements included the creation of a childcare Headstart program, the development of several youth development programs that produced close to 100% high school graduation, and passing three pieces of state legislation that have improved conditions for New York’s farmworkers.
The Multifaith Alliance, a project run by the Tanenbaum Center for Inter-religious Understanding, is a US-based interfaith response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Its goal is to increase awareness and work for immediate and future alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Made up of more than 50 affiliate organizations, the Multifaith Alliance draws on religious and civil society’s leaders who have moral authority to address the ongoing suffering of the Syrian people.
The Global Citizens’ Initiative (TGCI) is an effort to build a network of people who see themselves as global citizens and want to build a better world. The initiative aims to build a group of leaders who can promote the practice of global citizenship engagement and advocate for policies and prog
rams that reflect the values of a world community. TGCI is a member organization where people can access information about global citizenship issues, engage in global development advocacy efforts, and build their skills as global citizenship leaders.
Founded after World War I, this organization helped scholars fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930s to find positions at US institutions (including Carleton College). In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the “IEE is leading a consortium—in partnership with Jusoor, the U.S. State Department, Kaplan Test Prep International, UC Davis Human Rights Initiative, and the Global Platform for Syrian Students—of more than 35 higher education institutions around the world that have committed support for Syrian students and scholars, primarily in the form of full and partial scholarships.