Many refugee newcomers arrive in the United States with little, but possess great hope about their lives in America. ACC conducts educational and social service programs that help newcomers resettle in their new communities and acculturate, recover from past trauma, gain personal independence and economic self-sufficiency, and quickly become productive, contributing members of American society.
We Made This
We Made This is a self-sustainable Denver-based sewing initiative, providing sewing training and economic opportunity to refugees while impacting the local manufacturing industry and building a stronger economy. We Made This strives to unlock the courage and creativity of refugee women through a multicultural sewing community. This program activates leadership and builds partnerships to help refugee women integrate into the local community. We Made This also enables refugee women to earn supplemental income through the sale of their products.
ACC believes in supporting and inspiring outstanding young leaders in the refugee community through programming such as the Colorado Refugee Youth Scholarship Program, International CITY, and OnTRAC (Training for Refugees Accessing College) as they transition into a new cultural rhythm and navigate new roles, responsibilities and identities.The ACC Youth Program strives to ensure the upward mobility of refugee youth by connecting them with resources that provide a variety of leadership and character development opportunities.