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Mission


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Mission


 

everyone has a place to call home

Colorado African Organization (CAO) is a nonprofit organization that exists to support Colorado’s refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking populations in their pursuit of integration, self-sufficiency and freedom. 

 

Self-Sufficiency

CAO provides programs to support individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient after initial resettlement or arrival.

Local Integration

Following resettlement, CAO provides opportunities for local integration by building, supporting and strengthening our refugee communities through community organizing and organizational development.

Partner Capacity

CAO builds the capacity of our community partners to understand and deliver services in a culturally relevant manner.

 
 
 
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The Populations


The Populations


 

refugee

[ noun ]

a person who is outside of the United States and unable to return to their country of nationality on account of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion

asylum-seeker

[ noun ]

a person who is inside the United States, or at a United States port of entry, and unable to return to their country of nationality on account of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion

naturalized citizen

[ noun ]

a person who was born in another country, but has lawfully become a citizen of the United States under the U.S. Constitution and laws, after first having five years of permanent residency in the United States

 
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Stories


Stories


their stories are more powerful than you could ever imagine

 

"I WAS SO SMALL WHEN WE LEFT. MY MOTHER CARRIED ME ALL NIGHT, I DID NOT KNOW WHERE WE WERE GOING. NOW I AM SO HAPPY TO BE IN AMERICA."

- YOHANNES, AGE 12, ERITREA

"I LIVED IN A BHUTANESE REFUGEE CAMP IN NEPAL FOR 19 YEARS."

- SHER, BHUTAN

"WHEN I FLED THE JUNGLE, I NEVER DREAMED THAT I WOULD BECOME AN AMERICAN CITIZEN."

- KAPAW, BURMA

"I WAS ONLY SIXTEEN YEARS OLD WHEN I LEFT AFRICA, JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE. IT TAKES COURAGE TO BE A REFUGEE."

- GEORGETTE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

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Impact


Impact


 
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increase in ASYLUM-seekers in the United States in the past 3 years

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refugees will be welcomed into Colorado in 2016, THIS DOES NOT COUNT ASYLUM-SEEKERS

billion spent by the United States on resettlement services in 2014 ALONE

 
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