One of the great things that ReEstablish Richmond does is helping refugees and immigrants learn how to get around the Richmond and surrounding areas. One of these ways is through a DMV approved Learner’s Permit class. These classes are held in a classroom setting and are taught in the native languages of the students. These classes are held on a weekly basis and are made possible by local volunteers. Childcare is also provided as needed. Our current class make-up: 16 students from Afghanistan, 5 preschool aged children in the nursery, 1 teacher, 1 interpreter, and 10 community volunteers who help drive clients and provide childcare. If you want to be a part of helping refugees become transportation independent, contact us today!
We love finding new ways to connect the Richmond community with the refugees who live right here among us, and what better crowd than folks and families gathered to promote peace, understanding, welcome, and diversity?
Did you know that the majority of refugees in the Richmond area are being resettled in Henrico County? ReEstablish Richmond believes that refugee voices matter and that they add value to the greater community. That is why ReEstablish Executive Director, Kate Ayers, sat in on Henrico County's Community Health Assessment, or "CHA".
As an anthropology and Arabic student at the University of Richmond, I came into this summer internship looking not only for chances to use my language skills, but also chances to strengthen my cross-cultural learning and communication abilities. I found both, and much more...
What started as a means for social interaction has now become a way for refugee women to become empowered to attain jobs.
On December 6, 2016, ReEstablish Richmond hosted “A Taste of Afghanistan”, an event during which Afghan members of the community prepared eight incredible dishes and shared their experiences as refugees.