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The Scale


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The Scale


 
 
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Every year since the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980, an average of 80,000 refugees fleeing violence and persecution have been resettled in the United States. Colorado resettles an average of 1,500 of those refugees each year (2% of the national average). 

Colorado African Organization (CAO) is proud to work with a broad network of local community partners to welcome refugees and assist them to become our new American neighbors. CAO approaches its work from the perspective of the assets every individual can contribute to their community, and the opportunities to grow through mutual integration.

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The People


The People


who are we talking about?

 

refugee

[ noun ]

 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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The Numbers


The Numbers


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The percentage of all refugees resettled in Colorado in the past 5 years that CAO has the cross-cultural competency to assist

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CAO assists nearly 500 clients each year

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CAO provides outreach and education for over 3,000 individuals each year

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Each CAO client receives on average 3.8 different navigation services