June 20th is World Refugee Day, and as federal grants and funding for immigrant programs are in jeopardy, there’s a greater need for support from within the community. If you’ve been looking for a way to give back, this is your chance.
As part of the CAMBA Junior Board, I’m holding an online fundraiser to benefit refugees who are being placed in New York City. Since CAMBA’s resettlement program first launched in 1991, the organization has connected 25,000 refugees and political asylees to stable, full-time jobs with potential for growth, and 87% of clients in its early employment programs find jobs within four months of arrival.
Your donation to CAMBA will support:
The CAMBA Adult Literacy Center
Legal services for U.S. residency and housing issues
The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers
Please help me reach my goal of $250 by June 30th, 2017. Any amount you can pledge will support refugee resettlement in New York City—a cause more important than ever, and up to us to support.
Nikki Carroll works for Moody's Investors Service in the Public Finance Group where she assesses the financial health of local governments around the county. She wanted to get involved with CAMBA as a way to give back to the Brooklyn community, particularly in the areas of affordable housing and youth development. Outside of work, Nikki enjoys traveling or planning her next vacation, trying out new restaurants in the city, and watching the Dallas Cowboys during football season. In the next year, she’d like to launch a charter school in Brooklyn.
The Junior Board is organized to support CAMBA in improving New York City’s communities and creating access to economic opportunity through our team’s individual talents and networks. By bringing awareness to CAMBA’s critical services and impact through fundraising events and volunteering initiatives, proceeds from Junior Board events have enabled CAMBA to provide holiday gifts to homeless families, take children on field trips and offer health and wellness classes to people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to providing opportunities to support the CAMBA mission, the Junior Board represents a diverse cross section of personal and professional backgrounds—giving each member the opportunity to build relationships and connect with peers who have a common interest in making New York City a safe, affordable and vibrant place to live.