June 21, 2018 at 10:30am - 3pm

World Refugee Day Regional Roundtable

A variety of practitioners and experts will discuss alternatives to funding and innovative service models available in California for refugees and asylum seekers.  

FULL AGENDA: 

10:30 AM Welcome & Introductions 

11:00 AM REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE: ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF FUNDING (Moderated by Dan Torres, Governor’s Office of Immigrant Integration)

  • IRC (Jonathan Fein-Praño) – Refugees & Immigrants in Los Angeles: Civic Engagement Through Naturalization and Financial Capability 
  • Opening Doors - Sacramento  (Deborah Ortiz) – Sacramento Syrian Refugee Community Report
  • Weingart Foundation (Vy Nguyen) – A Funder’s Perspective on Supporting Refugees
  • California Community Foundation (Rosie Arroyo) LA Justice Fund and asylum seekers

INNOVATIVE SERVICE MODELS (Moderated by Jean Reisz, USC Gould School of Law)

  • Newcomers Support and Development (Mohammed Tuama) – Career Pipelines for the Skilled and Foreign Credentialed Newcomers
  • TIYYA Foundation (Meymuna Hussein)- The Flavors from Afar Catering Project
  • Home For Refugees (Minda Schweizer) – Creating Home Starts With Us: The Important Role Faith Groups and Community Groups Can Play in Partnering with United States Refugee Resettlement Agencies in Integrating Refugees Into Their New Communities
  • Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles (Lindsay Feldman) A Non-Profit Organization Supporting Children and Teachers Near and Far

 
12:40 PM CONCLUSION OF ROUNDTABLE

12:45 PM LUNCH + NETWORKING

1:30 PM STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

3:00 PM EVENT ADJOURNS

 

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Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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