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ReWA's new expansion during February 2019 snows.

ReWA Staff Work Remotely (updated 3.30.20)

ReWA’s staff continue to provide client services remotely.  Early Learning Center closures:  Following the School District’s closure schedule, ReWA’s Early Learning Centers (Rainier Valley, Beacon Hill and Lake City) will be closed until April 24th. During this time our facilities will undergo a deep cleaning and staff will work remotely on curriculum planning. For updated information call: Rainier Valley (MLK) and…

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Early childhood education vocational training graduation

Bridging the gap to higher education

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 education. Florence held her diploma and smiled, proudly. “I have 40 years of experience teaching, but without credentials it was difficult to get a job.” ReWA program coordinator, Sara Cooley said, “Our…

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Two men with arms around their shoulders, for Census 2020: for our present and our future

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 with Census 2020 to make sure historically under-counted refugee and immigrant communities get their fair share of resources for education, housing, transportation, and more. On March 12, the Census 2020 form will be…

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ReWA client consults with their case manager

Public Charge rule: Get the Facts

In late January, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced that the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) public charge rule  would go into effect while legal challenges are heard in lower courts.   Most of ReWA clients are refugees and asylees and therefore exempt from the public charge rule. However, the steady stream of anti-immigrant policies from the…

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ReWA joined Washington Immigrant Solidarity network in Olympia

Advocacy Day in Olympia

Immigration advocates urge lawmakers to ban private prisons, keep courthouses safe, and halt use of face surveillance technology. On February 5 ReWA gathered with hundreds of activists for Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Day in Olympia. With policy flyers in hand, women and men, immigrants, refugees and native-born, met with their legislators and urged them to support several bills in the…

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