Blog Articles

  • A Wild Day at Woodland Park Zoo
    During the peak of summer, on the exciting day of August 18th, students, families, teachers, and staff from ReWa, MLK, Beacon Hill, and Lake City joined together for … Read more
  • Exploring the Heart of Community and Passion at Lake City’s Grocery Outlet Store
    A memorable field trip led by ReWa Lake City recently took us to the heart of our community, where we discovered the hidden gem of the Grocery Outlet … Read more
  • Starbucks & ReWA Celebrate World Refugee Day
    🌍 A Heartfelt Thank You to Starbucks for Embracing World Refugee Day and ReWA 🙏 On World Refugee Day, we would like to thank Starbucks and Starbucks employees … Read more
  • ReWA Is A Classy Awards Winner
    Today, we are excited to announce that ReWA is a 2023 Classy Award winner in the Social Innovation category. We’re proud to share that our Domestic Violence Program … Read more
  • GiveBIG to Ukrainian Refugees in 2023
    This GiveBIG, ReWA’s goal is to raise $100,000 to increase our capacity to remove barriers to housing, education, legal status, and employment for 200 Ukrainian refugees. By giving … Read more
  • REWA Named a 2023 Classy Awards Finalist (DV Program)
    2023 Announcing: ReWA Named a 2023 Classy Awards Finalist  Today, we are excited to announce that ReWA is a top 50 finalist for the 2023 Classy Awards.  Classy, … Read more
  • Designing for Equity: Mones’ Story
    Mones Esfandiari is a young woman who was born and raised in Afghanistan before relocating to the United States in 2016. Since an early age, Mones had a … Read more
  • After kabul evacuation, “Abdul” restarts his career
    Photos from Creative Commons When Abdul (name changed) came to the U.S. early in 2022, he started working in the first job he could find: delivery driver. It … Read more
  • Property owners step up to house Afghan families
    Finding a home for a recently arrived refugee is tough. Most have no rental or credit history and few have yet to find a job. To find them … Read more
  • New Life Skills curriculum
    “Life Skills” help refugees navigate a new culture For most Americans, paying their utility bill online is pretty routine. But what if you are a refugee who doesn’t … Read more
  • Making a “Brave Commitment” to fully fund organizations serving youth
    Three years ago, several nonprofit organizations serving youth and families in King County faced a funding crisis. Much has been written about COVID-19’s impact on the non-profit sector. … Read more
  • “A closed mouth doesn’t get fed”
    Keeping youth engaged through screens can be tough. But during a recent youth program webinar in which themes touched on being authentic, accountable and showing up for oneself … Read more
  • Raising 6 kids and learning English
    Right before the start of the pandemic, a Somali couple, Sara and Abdi, and their six children moved to Seattle. When Sara first arrived, she was able to … Read more
  • Supporting Afghan refugees
    Dear friends, As we watched the dreadful news out of Afghanistan, I am having many conversations with our community members, some of whom came to the U.S. as … Read more
  • Refugees connect with “TalkTime”
    It’s 5pm on Wednesday and faces start to appear on the computer screen. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased social isolation for almost everyone, so Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) … Read more
  • Coming out of covid
    In the past year, ReWA has helped over 200 immigrants and refugees in the Puget Sound access mental health counseling. Most suffer from depression, PTSD, or just have … Read more
  • Ramadan: Research, Write, Present
    Eid Al-Fitr is the Islamic holiday celebrating the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. This is the day when Muslims offer special prayers, greet each other with … Read more
  • Volunteer Appreciation
    Vacuuming children. Is that a mistake in English vocabulary or a practical solution to messy kids? Angela is a stay-at home mom of three, metal artist (pictured here … Read more
  • Citizenship boom
    Have you ever wondered what an online Citizenship class looks like? It’s part history lesson, conversation practice and quiz show, where students are asked: “Who signed the Emancipation … Read more
  • Access to learning soars as ESL goes online
    Last March, ReWA’s ESL team was struggling: few of the immigrants and refugees who attended ESL classes had internet or computer access at home. Now a year later, ReWA is offering five classes online, serving over 70 students.
  • Day 1 keeps families housed
    A trained chemist stocking shelves at Costco. An experienced accountant mopping floors. These women are only two of the many immigrants and refugees with professional backgrounds who come … Read more
  • ReWA reaches 400 first-time voters
    It was Friday morning before Election Day. My foot anxiously tapped on the floor as I considered the potential impacts of our local and national races. ReWA’s team … Read more
  • Starting Careers in Childcare
                      Congratulations to the 12 graduates of the Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate course who completed a year of academic … Read more
  • Youth Annual Showcase Art Gallery
    Youth Art Showcase   One good thing about being stuck at home is the extra time to make art! ReWA encourages our students to explore art as a … Read more
  • Youth tackle teen homelessness
    Back in February when we had no idea what was in store for us. In partnership with the Seattle Reparatory Theatre (the Rep), ReWA’s Project-Based Learning (PBL) program … Read more
  • Counseling for COVID-19 anxiety
    “Mariam”* came to the US a few years ago, fleeing war in East Africa. She learned English, got her driving license, and found a clerical job. But persistent … Read more
  • Covid Response: Feeding Families
    Over the weekend, as Seattle area residents prepared for social distancing and remote schooling ReWA’s Elementary Program Coordinator, Rachel Ewen, sprang into action. She posted a request to … Read more
  • Preschool Teacher Training
    Last month, ReWA’s Kent classroom was host to a dozen students proudly displaying their diploma in Child Care Basics, the first step in a career in early childhood … Read more
  • Ready for the Presidential Primary?
    Washington State starts voting for president in the Presidential Primary Election on March 10. What is a primary election? During this election, Washington residents choose their favorite Democratic … Read more
  • ReWA partners with Census 2020
    ReWA partners with Census 2020 so refugee communities get counted! In the last Census, the under-count cost King County hundreds of millions in federal funding. This year, ReWA is partnering … Read more