Refugee Empowerment Center (REC) is an affiliate of Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC). Reception and placement activities that the REC conducts are paid for, in part, through financial assistance provided by the Department of State through ECDC. REC received $60,000 through competitive funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and families, Grant #90RP0114-01. The Preferred Communities project will be financed 100% of Federal funds. The contents of this are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, Administration for Children and Families. Match Grant is a federally-funded program operated under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement. REC operates the Match Grant program through ECDC.