In January 2023, the U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Welcome Corps. This groundbreaking new program is made possible through the joint work of various partners working alongside government agencies.

The Consortium

Consortium partners

Funded by the State Department, the consortium is led by Community Sponsorship Hub. Consortium partners bring expertise in refugee resettlement and protection, working together under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

Partner organizations

Private Sponsor Organizations (PSO)

Every Welcome Corps sponsor group is paired with a Private Sponsor Organization that helps guide the group as they prepare for and receive refugees. These organizations are local, regional, and national organizations with expertise in refugee resettlement that act as coaches throughout the process. They recruit sponsors, offer application support, provide ongoing mentorship, and collect post-sponsorship reporting.

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Recruitment organizations

Recruitment organizations take advantage of a more informal opportunity to support the work of the Welcome Corps regardless of their size, location, or past experience. These organizations work to spread the word about the Welcome Corps within their own networks and communities.

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