The Sponsor Circle Program is a community-led resettlement initiative that allows everyday Americans to take on the responsibility of welcoming an Afghan newcomer to their communities. An emergency response launched to ensure that all arriving Afghans receive welcome and support, the Sponsor Circle Program pairs Afghan newcomers with community groups eager to provide support. As a sponsor circle, you and your neighbors will take on tasks like finding initial housing, stocking the pantry, connecting children to school, providing initial income support, and helping adults to find employment.
• Communities Circle Up – Bring together at least five adults in your neighborhood to form a sponsor circle. Complete background checks, fundraise, and prepare to submit your group’s application for certification.
• Members Make a Plan – Check your knowledge of what is needed to serve as a sponsor circle and prepare a Welcome Plan in advance of being matched with a newcomer. Support in completing your Welcome Plan is available
• Circles Welcome Newcomers – Once certified, sponsor circles will welcome the new comer directly into the community and provide tailored support through the initial integration process
Sign-Up Form to Join Jubilee Heralds’ Sponsor Circles: https://forms.gle/x7qu4wD17DrvswhC9
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