HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and freedom. The organization works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. Through innovative community-based programs focused on legal protection, psychosocial support and livelihoods assistance, HIAS PA resettles refugees in Philadelphia and helps them utilize their inherent capabilities to improve their lives.
The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition coordinates PA is Ready!, an innovative, community-led, capacity building initiative and grants program. PA is Ready! builds solidarity among immigrant-led community-based organizations by bringing leadership training, information and legal services to help these organizations protect and defend their communities from increased immigration enforcement.
Asian Americans United’s mission is to build leadership in Asian American communities, build neighborhoods and unite against oppression. AAU works with Philadelphia’s Asian American communities by focusing on education, youth leadership, anti-Asian violence, immigrant rights, folk arts and cultural maintenance.