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Youth Civic Education Award

We are honored to announce that ReWA’s Youth Program has been selected as a winner of the Seattle CityClub’s Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award!   Along with four other leading youth civic education programs, ReWA’s Youth Program was chosen from a pool of over 80 applicants. Judges selected winners based on the knowledge, skills, values, and experience that students…

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Our Mission: Changing Lives

After spending 20 years in a refugee camp, Putra was given the opportunity to start a new life with his family in the United States.  Putra, his wife, and three children arrived in Seattle in the summer of 2011, speaking no English and with limited exposure to the world outside of the refugee camp. Like many newly arrived refugees, Putra’s family…

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From Limited English to Limitless Possibilities

When Lemlem, a refugee from Ethiopia, arrived in the U.S. she was happy to start her new life in a free country, but did not realize how hard it could be for a newcomer with limited English. She hoped her job experience as a childcare teacher in Ethiopia would help, but learned that the position requires a STARS certificate. Lemlem…

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