It is easy to understand why refugees want to settle in Des Moines. This vibrant Midwestern city stands out as a place where people from far-flung parts of the world can find security, community, and opportunity as they begin their new lives in America. And as soon as they step off the plane, Iowa’s newest […]
Katharine I. Crost serves as the Secretary of USCRI’s Board of Directors. She brings to the organization wide-ranging experience in the field of securities and corporate finance as well as non-profit leadership. Ms. Crost is currently Senior Counsel in the Structured Finance Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. Ms. Crost has been rated as a […]
Jeff Kelley has spent his career both in public service and in the private sector, focusing on communications, public affairs and government relations. He has worked for both the U. S. government and the private sector in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, Mr. Kelley served in the Obama Administration as Director of Public Affairs […]
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s long and distinguished career in the foreign service brings to USCRI’s Board of Directors an inside perspective on global affairs. A member of the Career Foreign Service, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield served as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign […]
FLIS became the Common Council for American Unity (CCAU) and launched a new publication. Common Ground was a quarterly journal publishing fiction and non-fiction works stressing cultural pluralism and ethnic harmony. Langston Hughes, a celebrated American writer who wrote about the African American community, published his poetry, essays, song lyrics and sketches.
Jill is the Director of USCRI’s field office in Albany, NY, which resettles refugees arriving from Burma, Iraq, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and various African nations. She is has over twenty years of experience in organizational development, specializing in multicultural populations in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining USCRI Albany, Jill was the Director […]
Saba oversees USCRI’s national programs that provide support and new beginnings across the United States to refugees, asylees, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants. Prior to joining USCRI, Ms. Berhane served as the Senior Program Associate with Ethiopian Community Development Council in Virginia, coordinating an annual national conference on African refugees, public education and outreach on […]
USCRI has partners across the United States and in Central America. An African proverb tells us “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”