Announcements / July 2016

USCRI Detroit selected for 2016 Nissan Foundation grant

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USCRI-Detroit is a proud recipient of the 2016 Nissan Foundation grant. This support helps to fund the Neighbor-to-Neighbor project which aligns with the Nissan Foundation’s mission of promoting the value of cultural diversity and building inclusive communities.

“I thank the Nissan Foundation for their support to refugees and immigrants,” said Tawfik Alazem, the director of USCRI’s Detroit field office. “This grant helped USCRI-Detroit tremendously in offering essential cultural competency programming and promoting diversity within our community. I’m grateful for the Nissan Foundation’s continued support.”

For the fourth year in a row, USCRI-Detroit will implement a program that focuses on increasing understanding between cultures and fostering a greater sense of community between immigrants and their new neighbors. Through cross cultural training and information sharing the Neighbor-to-Neighbor project aims to bridge the gap between diverse cultures which helps to strengthen our society.  USCRI-Detroit is one of 27 recipients to be selected this year. In its 24-year history, the Foundation has awarded more than $9.3 million to more than 100 nonprofit organizations across the United States.

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