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?
Local portrait photographer Dean Whitbeck recently spoke at TEDxRVA about his collaboration with ReEstablish Richmond on his latest project, The Refugees.
ReEstablish Richmond's Transportation Program helps refugees achieve self-sufficiency in their new homes.