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Meet the members of our coalition!

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Arab American Family Services

AAFS, a nonprofit social service agency founded in 2001, provides caring, compassionate assistance to Chicagoland residents, with special sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of Arab Americans.

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Asian Human Services

AHS is an organization dedicated to helping people become healthy, educated and employed. We serve all who seek our help, with special expertise in the challenges facing refugees, immigrants and other underserved communities in the greater Chicago area.

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Building Peaceful Bridges

Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.

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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.

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Chicago Jewish Coalition For Refugees

The Chicago Jewish Coalition for Refugees convenes the Jewish community to act in support of refugees and asylum seekers by: 1) engaging in learning and dialogue about issues impacting refugees and asylum seekers; 2) connecting to volunteer opportunities to support refugees and asylum seekers locally; and 3) advocating for policies that protect refugees and asylum seekers.

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Chicago Refugee Coalition

The Chicago Refugee Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through compassionate poverty relief services and community empowerment. 

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Chinese Mutual Aid Association

CMAA’s mission is to serve the needs, promote the interests, and enhance the well-being of low-income immigrants and refugees of all generations and to foster their participation in U.S. society. 

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Compass Partnerships

The mission of COMPASS is to support the well-being and long-term potential of adults with interrupted education who arrived in our communities as refugees and asylees and are unable to support their families because they are underemployed, working in minimum wage, dead end jobs.

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Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

Our mission is to be the unifying federation of Islamic organizations of greater Chicagoland, the leading advocate of Muslim community interests and a catalyst for enriching American society.

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Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools is committed to providing a high-quality education to all students, and preparing them for success in college, career, and civic life.

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Ethiopian Community Association

ECAC is an organization committed to serving the educational, cultural, psychological, and socio-economic needs of Ethiopians in Chicagoland and the surrounding areas. ECAC also responds to the needs of other similarly situated groups who might seek its services.

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Exodus World Service

Exodus World Service mobilizes the Christian community to welcome and befriend refugees. They do this by educating churches and individuals about the plight of refugees, connecting volunteers with refugees through practical service projects, and empowering people to be champions for refugees.



Our mission is to ensure that refugee families are provided access to an education sufficient to prepare them to become economically self-sufficient and robustly engaged in American civic life.

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GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced globally by conflict and persecution.

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Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. 

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HIAS Immigration & Citizenship is proud to provide an array of comprehensive, cost-effective immigration and citizenship services to hundreds of individuals and families.

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Karnika Iyengar is the Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Chicago that serves girls ages 14-21 who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers by providing them with mentors, tutoring and educational resources, and safe spaces.

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ICNA Relief

ICNA Relief USA seeks to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters. ICNA strives to build healthy communities, strengthen families and create opportunities for those in despair while maintaining their dignity and advocating for their basic human needs.

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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.

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Iraqi Christian Relief Council

Our mission is to educate the people around the globe about Iraqi Christian persecution, ask for prayers, and raise funds to support their basic humanitarian needs and partake in rebuilding their lives.

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Jewish Federation

Community powered, JUF consider the totality of local and global Jewish needs and how to address them. From generation to generation, they help people connect to Jewish life and values, fueling a dynamic, enduring community that comes together for good.

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MIRA is a secular nonprofit which fosters the well-being and self-sufficiency of Middle Eastern refugees and immigrants in the United States through easing their transition to life in America; forging connections between Middle Eastern and American society; and facilitating the preservation and exchange of Middle Eastern culture.

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REACH provides refugee youth and their families with experiential learning opportunities focused on STEAM education and adventure sports. 

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RefugeeOne creates opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. ​

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Syrian Community Network

Syrian Community Network is a 501(c)3 refugee and immigrant support organization that builds community and serves families by addressing their evolving needs.

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United African Organization

United African Organization is a dynamic coalition of African community-based organizations that promotes social and economic justice, civic participation, and empowerment of African immigrants and refugees in Illinois.

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Vietnamese Association of Illinois

Founded in 1976, The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization that focuses on serving diverse communities of all ethnicities and religions, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity.

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World Relief

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. They partner with local churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.

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Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global’s mission is to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals, and advance the inclusion of their skills into the U.S. economy.

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