CWS Durham advocates 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.

This work is more important now than ever due to the ongoing efforts to slash the refugee resettlement program and the historically low numbers of arriving refugees. See the graphic below for a mid-year update on resettlement trends and check out the following advocacy resources to learn what you can do to help bring more refugees to safety in the U.S.

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.