We believe in being good stewards of our communities both at home and abroad. The Chicago Refugee Coalition believes in assistance through empowerment and focuses our developmental initiatives around three main sustainable categories: Women's Literacy and Education, Clean Water, and Food Security. We believe that in tackling these main issues, communities will have the necessary resources and foundational skillsets to self determine the course of action that best fits the needs of their community.
Literacy is a human right and yet nearly 500 million women and girls worldwide are unable to read and write. Baring women from equitable access to education feeds into a cycle of marginalization and violence. Additionally, denying equitable access to educational resources for women greatly inhibits their ability to enter into the skilled labor force thus hampering progress in developing economies.
We believe in the power of women and wish to see a world where all women and girls are empowered to be bold, unafraid, and brilliant. The Chicago Refugee Coalition is presently working to break down many of the economic challenges women and girls face in developing communities by offering scholarships to cover the cost of books, uniforms, and school fees in their communities.
You may donate by clicking the button below and selecting our Women's Education Fund.
Worldwide, there are nearly 800 million people without access to clean and sustainable drinking water. We believe that this is a problem that can be solved and our organization plans on doing their part to be a part of the solution.
Through clean, sustainable, water sources, we believe that a solid foundation in health, education, and economic progress can be found for many small communities in developing countries and we're doing our part to make this a reality.
The Chicago Refugee Coalition aims to build one well a year in a developing community in East Africa, the Horn of Africa, or South Asia. Additionally, the Chicago Refugee Coalition believes in ongoing community support and will aim to return to each well site every two years for repair or sanitation infrastructure upgrades and expansion.
Famine is one of the leading causes for people to leave their homeland and look for a better life elsewhere. Yet, these same refugees who leave because of hunger find themselves facing a one in four chance of food insecurity in the United States.
The Chicago Refugee Coalition believes that hunger in the United States is unacceptable; especially when over 180 billion pounds of food goes to waste each year.
In order to jointly address the issue of food waste and food insecurity, the Chicago Refugee Coalition has partnered with Imperfect Produce and have recycled thousands of pounds of fresh, high quality, produce that otherwise would have gone to waste.
This program successfully provides high quality produce packs to dozens of food insecure refugee families.