Welcome to CARI’s website!
The Center for African Refugees and Immigrants (CARI) is a national division of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC). The idea for CARI grew out of ECDC’s extensive experience working with African newcomers, African community-based organizations (CBOs), and mainstream institutions. Over the course of two decades operating in the fields of refugee resettlement and service provision, the need for a national resource center focusing on issues of concern to African immigrants and refugees has become apparent to ECDC. Thus, CARI was established as a source of public education, capacity-building, community development and dialogue for and among African refugees and immigrants and their allies in the United States.
We present this website as a means of exchange and learning for our various stakeholders. Among the many features of CARI’s website are the African Voices discussion board where community members can share ideas and information; a resource section where visitors can find publications and education materials related to health and social issues affecting African immigrants and refugees; and a members-only page that includes capacity building tools, training opportunities, funding announcements, and an ARN discussion board for members of the African Resource Network.
CARI, and this website, is the culmination of many years of dialogue, planning, and hard work among staff at ECDC and our partner African community-based organizations. Welcome and enjoy the site!
ECDC's 18th Annual National Conference
- 18th Annual National Conference
Request for Proposals
- Workshop Proposal Form
MAA Innovations in Technical Assistance (MITA)
MITA Site Visit Review Tool
MITA Workplan Template
MITA Sample Agreement between ECBO and Local TA Provider
MITA First Site Visit Reporting Format
MITA Reporting Format - Grantees Report to ECDC
MITA Site First Visit Evaluation Tool
Case Study for Grantmanship Webinar
How to Write a Winning Proposal
Grant Writing for Growth
Tips for Establishing Child Care Microenterprise Development Program
Training & Technical Assistance Calendar
Call in number: 218-339-2500 Participant Code: 665521
Links to other Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Technical Assistance (TA) Providers
-US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bridging Refugee Youth and
Children's Services (BRYCS)
Cultural Orientation Resource Center (COR)
-Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
Economic Development (Microenterprise)
-ISED Solutions, Inc.
English Language Training
-Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning
Ethnic Community Self-Help Organizations
-ECDC's MAA Innovations in Technical Assistance (MITA)
International Rescue Committee(IRC)
LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) Refugee Resource Center
-Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
-Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
-National Partnership for Community Training for Immigrant
ORR Special Initiatives (Wilson/Fish, Preferred Communities,
-ISED Solutions, Inc.
Refugee and Immigrant Health Program
-Massachusetts Department of Public Health
-National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture