CWS Durham works with multiple community partners to advocate with and for the refugee and immigrant community to build a welcoming and inclusive Triangle region.

We host workshops and trainings to promote leadership development, civic engagement, and voice-building in the refugee and immigrant community. Our goal is to equip refugee and immigrant leaders to lead the way in advocacy and outreach efforts.

If you are would like to advocate for refugees and immigrants, follow us on Facebook to receive updates on events and other opportunities. You can also check out these resources to best advocate for refugees in North Carolina and throughout the United States:


Please reach out to our Refugee Community Organizer, Kokou Nayo, at to learn more about our work and learn how you can join in on refugee and immigrant advocacy work in the Triangle area.

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