On February 25th from 10 am-12 pm please join in on a clothing swap fundraiser that will benefit Omaha’s Refugee Empowerment Center and Yates Community Center. We are looking for donations of gently used items (clothing, shoes, jewelry, etc.) to be included in the swap. Also accepting men and children’s clothing too. I can pick […]
MISSION & VISION
The mission of the Refugee Empowerment Center is to resettle and empower refugees to become self-sufficient through direct services and educational programs.
REC envisions a world where communities welcome all refugees and immigrants. We see ourselves as catalysts in the work of building welcoming communities. We aim to build relationships and a cross-cultural understanding between the Omaha and refugee communities.
We are a community-based, Nebraska 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
NEWS & UPDATES
Join us on Presidents Day, February 20, 2017, to #LightTheWay for refugees and immigrants! We will silently line both sides of Dodge St. at dusk (5:30- 6:30 p.m.) with candles, lights and welcome signs to show that #NebraskaWelcomes#refugees and #immigrants. Light The Way is a peaceful nonpartisan event, open to the public, to show refugees […]
The fight is not over. On Friday, January 27 President Trump signed an executive order that greatly impacted immigration in the days following. That executive order placed a pause on the refugee resettlement program, decreased the presidential cap on refugee entrees from 110,000 to 50,000 and restricted entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority […]
Our Vans, Your Help Friends, Every week refugee families from around the world arrive to Omaha and rely on us to transport them to their new homes, to health screenings, job interviews, cultural orientations, school enrollment, and so many other important services. Like so many, the Refugee Empowerment Center relies on vehicles […]