Arthur Yang, Executive Director of the Hmong Center of Alaska at the Emerging Communities Project Presentations.







Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS)

Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) provides a bridge for refugees (individuals who have had to flee their countries of origin due to the tragedies of persecution and war) from their former life experiences to the new skills required for success in the United States.  The program assists clients in obtaining a lifestyle that has sustainable financial support and in which the family's basic needs are fully met on a long-term basis.  RAIS offers a wide range of bilingual and bicultural services including case management, life skills orientation and job readiness classes.


Most diverse place in America? It's not what you think, CNN, June 2015



Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) Wish List


Your Gift Helps!

  • $25 will purchase a new pair of shoes for a child getting ready for his or her first day at school. 
  • $50 will purchase a uniform for an individual preparing for his or her first day of work. 
  • $100 contribution will purchase groceries to stock a family's kitchen for their first week in the U.S.

Did You Know?

  • 122 new refugee and asylee clients throughout Alaska were served in fiscal year 2014.
  • During FY 2014, 79% of all employable adults engaged in the program were gainfully employed and 97% of
    these retained their initial employment for more than 3 months.
  • By the end of their first year in Alaska, on average 86% of the refugee families no longer relied on public assistance. 
  • We have programs that focus on youth. Take just 2 minutes to watch our soccer & music group in action.   

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