The Refugee Services Collaborative (RSC) grew out of years of dialogue among the many refugee service agencies. Formed in 2011, the RSC launched a full calendar of joint activities in January 2013 as a result of a generous Cleveland Foundation grant. This grant enabled the collaborative to deepen and broaden its work together with monthly hands-on meetings, professional development, collection and sharing of benchmark data, and commissioning of an economic impact study.
The RSC’s focus is to coordinate the work of its member agencies, which includes capacity building across organizations as an integral part of this process.
The collaborative has offered filled-to-capacity sessions on data management and excellent volunteer programs. Upcoming training will focus on board development, community outreach, and strategic planning.