Mission

International Council for Refugees and Immigrants delivers immediate philanthropic support to equip vulnerable, and underserved refugees and immigrant’s populations by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate client centered services and advocacy.

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Vision

Becoming a national model for refugees and Immigrant in advocacy and service delivery by implementing empirically informed practices and data driven outcomes.

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Registration

International Council for Refugees and Immigrants is registered in Iowa and Nebraska

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Who We Are

International Council for Refugees and Immigrants is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization. We exist to serve and improve the lives of refugees and immigrants. We are registered in Nebraska. ICRI itself does not adhere to a particular political party or religious ideology.

Our Focus

ICRI focuses on multiple projects to improve the lives of refugees and immigrants in the United States. See more information below.

RAISED Program

RAISED (Refugee and Immigrant Social and Economic Development) is our client-centered and holistic program that focuses on case management, empowerment, and education for refugees, asylees, parolees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and victims of international human trafficking with goal of self-sufficiency.

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Advocacy

International Council for Refugees and Immigrants are led and governed by former refugees staff, non-refugees staff and volunteers who possess deep knowledge, relevant experience and expertise and devoted to successfully challenge policies that are discriminatory in nature by enlightening policy makers and empowering the refugees and immigrant communities by amplifying their voices through mentoring, training and education.

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Research

ICRI works with multiple higher education systems and scholars to develop an evidence-based service delivery model. ICRI is working with University of Nebraska-Omaha Juvenile Justice Institute to develop a Refugee Youth Mentoring Model. ICRI is interested in partnering with scholars and institutes in multiple areas of research, including health and housing disparities, economic impact, social acculturation, behavioral health, and civic engagement. If you are interested in partnering with ICRI in research initiative, please contact us.

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Youth Programming

ICRI is dedicated to improving the social, emotional, academic, and cultural wellbeing of refugee and immigrant youth. ICRI provides culturally and linguistically appropriate mentoring, case management, mental health support, and other services to at-risk youth.

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AmeriCorps

ICRI hosts AmeriCorps members each year to learn and serve alongside our staff. AmeriCorps is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Bridge to Prosperity: AmeriCorps Refugee Youth Mentoring Program focuses on reducing the incidence of delinquency, gang involvement, violence, and disproportionate contact between immigrant and refugee youth and law enforcement while striving to increase graduation rates, decrease dropouts, absenteeism, teen pregnancy and truancy. Click on the logo to learn more.

Interpretation and Translation Services

To address language and cultural barriers and to provide services in client-centered, culturally, and linguistically manner, ICRI provides interpretation services. Till the end of December 2020, ICRI will support other mainstream services providers such as hospitals with free interpretations. How to access our interpreters, please contact us. After December, contact our office for rates and scheduling an appointment.

Contact Us

International Council for Refugees and Immigrants welcomes inquiries of all kinds, including interest in volunteering, via phone call, message, or email. We will respond as soon as possible.

Address: 6901 Dodge Street, Suite 104 Omaha, NE 68132

Phone: 402-502-3455

E-mail: info.icriusa@gmail.com, info@icrius.org