American Express Supports Economic Stability For Refugee Families in the United States
The American Express Foundation has committed $25,000 in support of the International Rescue Committee’s refugee resettlement programs in the United States.
Funds will be used to support training for IRC case managers who provide direct services to refugee families in over 20 U.S. cities. The IRC’s programs focus on helping refugees quickly become self-reliant and offer a comprehensive range of services including language instruction, job skills training and community orientation for newly arrived families.
"American Express funding allows us the opportunity to bring staff together from cities across the U.S. for analysis and training, to refine program needs and develop best practices," said Bob Carey, vice president of resettlement for the IRC. "The period since September 11 has been particularly challenging for our programs. This support of the American Express Foundation is critical as we strive to continue to offer quality services to refugees, and to the communities in which the IRC works." This grant is the second investment in two years by the American Express Foundation in support of economic opportunity and stability through community-level refugee assistance programs.
American Express Contact: Molly Faust: (201) 209-5595