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Welcome to USCRI Vermont

Hello, my name is Casey Reese. I am excited to join the USCRI Vermont team as the new Employment Counselor / Job Developer. Originally from Massachusetts, I attended Salem State University where I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and minor in Social Work. Following graduation, I spent time working in the field of Applied […]

Meet USCRI Vermont’s new Reach Up Case Manager, Lilian Mute

Hello there, my name is Lilian Mute and I am the new Reach Up Case Manager here at USCRI Vermont. The Reach Up program is one that helps families to overcome barriers and explore available opportunities, gain new skills, find employment, reach financial goals, and much more. I have always enjoyed being involved in various […]

Meet USCRI Vermont’s New Case Manager

Hello, my name is Georgette Niyokindi, one of USCRI Vermont’s new Case Managers. My role here is multifaceted; when new refugees come from overseas, I am the first person they usually see at the airport. Another aspect of my role is to be in touch with refugees and immigrants once they begin to settle, and […]

Help Us Extend a Warm Welcome to Afghan Allies

All of us here at USCRI Vermont would like to extend our gratitude to the Vermonters in all corners of the state who have contacted us asking how they can help Afghan families. We are expecting to welcome 100 Afghans to Vermont and are working hard to prepare for their arrival in the coming months. […]

Meet USCRI Vermont’s New Interpreter, Baudouin Mandaba

Hello, I’m Baudouin Mandaba, USCRI Vermont’s full-time Interpreter. As a pentalingual Interpreter-Translator, my role at USCRI is to serve as a bridge of communication between the whole community of French-Swahili-Lingala-Kikongo-speaking immigrants and USCRI staff and outside service providers who only speak English. I myself am an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, […]

Meet USCRI Vermont’s New Office Manager, Rawa Hasan

Hello my name is Rawa Hasan and I’m USCRI Vermont’s new Office Manager. I have been working with USCRI Vermont since 2017 as an Arabic Interpreter. I have deep understanding of refugee and immigrant issues as I was once a refugee myself. I immigrated with my family to the U.S. from Baghdad, Iraq in 2008 […]

USCRI Vermont Welcomes New Education Program Coordinator

USCRI Vermont is excited to welcome Nancy Lindberg to her new role as USCRI Vermont’s Education Program Coordinator. Nancy joined USCRI Vermont in 2015 as an English Instructor for our innovative Pathways to Higher Education class. Over the past year Nancy has worked on curriculum development for a six-month English language and vocational immersion program […]

USCRI Vermont Welcomes New Health and Wellness Program Coordinator

USCRI Vermont would like to welcome Olivia Moseley, our new Health and Wellness Program Coordinator, to the staff. Olivia brings 15 years of experience working in health and human rights nonprofits, including organizations working to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants. She worked in health and social service programing in the Middle East and […]

Meet USCRI Vermont’s Noel Mukiza, New Program Coordinator

Yambu (Hello), my name is Noel Mukiza and I am the Program Coordinator for the Wilson Fish-TANF Coordination Program also known as the EXCEL program here at USCRI Vermont. EXCEL stands for Excellence through Care, Empowerment, and Learning. I am originally from Burundi and arrived to Vermont with some of my family members in 2007. […]