Features Overview

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Youth Program 

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 and men to earn supplemental income through the sale of their products.

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Ready for American Hospitality

Ready for American Hospitality (RAH)is a collaborative training program between the University of Denver (DU) and ACC. Refugee students are paired with students from DU’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality management (Knoebel) Human Capital Management course. The DU students and refugee students establish a mentor/protégé relationship as they meet twice per week. The RAH protégés gain knowledge, skills, and experience working in the food service industry while gaining a better understanding of work culture and expectations in the U.S. This ultimately leads to employment opportunities and additional nurturing throughout the integration process.