Arizona Refugee Connection (Tucson, AZ)

Name

  • Name:Dr. Cindi Gilliland

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Arizona Refugee Connection
  • Address:University of Arizona, Mailbox E5
    Building 19, Suite 325W
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:520 404 6646

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:480 227 0156

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • Arizona Refugee Connection (ARC) is a student organization at The University of Arizona open to all UA students. ARC was created in response to the growing needs of the Refugee population in Tucson. ARC provides supplemental services to political refugees who have been resettled in Tucson.

  • History:
  • In fall 2008, senior management and organizations lecturer Cindi Gilliland developed an extra-credit program aimed at connecting students with international refugees living in the Tucson area. Students in her class volunteered to help refugees learn English and improve communication skills, obtain jobs, create resumes, and develop a basic understanding of American currency.

    Now the initiative, known as the World Work Program, is gaining more traction on campus. Through the program, a team from Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) hosts seminars and workshops to provide refugees with the necessary tools to accomplish their personal business initiatives. A new organization, Arizona Refugee Connection (ARC), was formed through Associated Students of the University of Arizona to further promote the initiative.

  • Year established:2008
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:7
  • Staff size:150

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Applied For Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID: