The CWS Community Sponsorship Program engages community groups eager to extend a warm welcome to newcomers by participating in community sponsorship. Community sponsorship allows community members to unite and offer personalized, sustained integration support to individuals or families seeking refuge here in the United States. Community sponsors provide meaningful connections to local resources, friendship and guidance to newcomers as they integrate into their communities.
Upcoming Webinar Series
Over the next 4 months CWS will be hosting regular interest calls to share how community groups can join the CWS Neighbor Network to support newcomers arriving through various pathways. To learn more please join us by registering for one of our interest calls below.
Co-sponsorship is a welcoming initiative that engages community members who provide essential services in coordination with local staff to newcomers arriving in their community.
CWS Neighbor Network
The CWS Neighbor Network assists community members in welcoming newcomers to the US through private sponsorship, including Welcome Corps; Uniting for Ukraine; Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans; and Support for Asylum Seekers.
Remote Placement Community Partners (RPCPs) are groups/organizations who are outside of 100 miles of a local refugee resettlement office and partner with CWS to welcome newcomers.
CWS Sponsorship Pathway Assessment
There are many ways community members can welcome newcomers to their community. Take the CWS Sponsorship Assessment below to identify what type of welcome would be the best fit for you!