November 16th is the International Day for Tolerance. Celebrate by sharing the importance of having tolerance when dealing with human rights issues such as modern day slavery.
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With America’s population now drawn from virtually every corner of the world, our nation must grapple with both the promise and risk of being a global society. In addressing this challenge, the International Institute of St. Louis and other members of the century-old USCRI network serve as valuable resources to national policy makers, local communities, governmental bodies, and human service agencies.
Member agencies and other participants of the U. S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) span 20 states. The USCRI network includes more than 30 member agencies and field offices. USCRI is headquartered in Washington D.C.
Through members and field offices, more than 1 million immigrants are provided with essential adjustment services each year. Services vary from site-to-site and are tailored to meet the needs of each local community. Many times, they include refugee resettlement, job placement, English classes, citizenship, legal services, small business development, housing, health, youth & elderly support, and cultural activities. Positive community impact from these programs and their services to newcomers is high.
As pioneers in the field of diversity, the USCRI network is also an important link in emerging local partnerships. Many of the partner agencies are relied on as key consultants on a broad range of issues affecting communities across America. Today the USCRI network continues to champion the cause of reason and tolerance and promote the concept of "Out of Many, One."