Briefing: Integrating Refugees into the U.S. Economy


Economic integration is essential for refugees to become self-sufficient and successfully integrate in the United States. In this panel discussion, Keith Combs, HIAS’ Economic Inclusion program manager, explains how HIAS prepares recently resettled refugees to enter the U.S. workforce. Other participants include Lina Zdruli, founder and CEO of Dafero; Noobtsaa Philip Vang, founder and CEO of Foodhini; and Arielle Reynoso, partnerships and volunteer program lead at Upwardly Global, who represent three organizations in the Washington D.C. area that help new immigrants and refugees succeed through economic opportunity.

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