In the United States, Alcansa works to provide job skill training to refugees so that they may become employed and self-sufficient.
We currently do this through the Hila Sewing Project in Richmond, Virginia. We host a weekly class that provides refugees the English and sewing skills that are required to become employed in local companies. During our class, students practice their English speaking skills and learn to sew a variety of items.
Additionally, we are working to connect refugees with pharmacy training courses and other job skill training opportunities.
We are currently looking for volunteers to provide transportation to refugees on Friday mornings. If you would like to get involved, please contact Emily Walker, our US Refugee Care Coordinator.
All of our work is made possible by the generosity and support of communities and individuals around the world. It costs $1,050 each month to run our job skill training program. Donate here to support our work. We also accept donations of clothing or household items to distribute to refugees in the Richmond area.
In Richmond we partner with ReEstablish Richmond, International Rescue Committee, Commonwealth Catholic Charities, First Baptist Church, Church World Service, Virginia Commonwealth University, and other volunteers for service events and regular care for refugees. Interested in partnering with us? Please contact Emily Walker, our US Refugee Care Coordinator.