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The goal is to work directly with NCCU intern students in the career track to help refugees make career choices, obtain skills and compete for better jobs besides entry level.

Our organization
Raleigh Immigrant Community
3824 Barrett Dr suit 201,
Raleigh NC 27609
Tel. 919 977 1426

We use the Individual Placement and Support (IPS)model in our vocational program. 

Contact Elias Njiru (nccuCounseling alum) at 919 977 1426 (office Tel) or via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Some activities with Refugees:

  • Conduct intakes to help identify career needs and barriers of consumers.
  • Provide some counseling support targeting anxieties around college enrollment and success.
  • Provide periodic workshops on careers to increase refugee knowledge on the world of work.
  • Develop career plans and work on plan implementation.
  • Assist with college enrollment.
  • Make referrals to college counseling centers for assistance with financial aid. Each refugee eligible for $1700-2500 on this grant.
  • Community outreach activities to sensitize refugees of this service.
  • Interns interested in job development and meeting employers can work on our current grant that is on year 2. Grant expires September 2019. Again we utilize the IPS model.

RIC has an interpretation budget and a diverse multilingual workforce. Most staff speak refugee languages. Commonly served refugees are from Afghanistan, Syria, Congo, Somali, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Burma. We also partner with the local resettlement agencies hence have access to more resources for our refugees.



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