Shared Voices Interpretation Training

In response to a strong need for interpreting services across Texas, MRC recently introduced Introduction to Community and Medical Interpreting. This 40-hour training is open to all languages. The only prerequisite is passing a language assessment of English and another language. The next course is scheduled for Saturdays in April and May 2017. The cost is $405. The instructor is Esther Diaz, who has more than 16 years of experience training community and medical interpreters. For more information and to register, contact Esther at ediaz@mrcaustin.org.

MRC at the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants

Thank you to all the MRC supporters who helped CEO Meg Erskine make a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York to join world leaders in discussing refugee resettlement this week! Meg and MRC partner Laura Davis of Newton Supply Co. were able to talk about refugee livelihoods with many influential people, not the least of whom were President Obama and George Clooney!

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MRC partner Laura Davis of Newton Supply Co. spoke on a panel including President Obama, George Soros and George and Amal Clooney about hiring MRC Open Arms' refugee seamstresses to produce her tote bags and other products.

MRC partner Laura Davis of Newton Supply Co. spoke on a panel including President Obama, George Soros and George and Amal Clooney about hiring MRC Open Arms' refugee seamstresses to produce her tote bags and other products.

Please Join Us: MRC Open House, Saturday, Sept. 24th!

Come visit with MRC staff, board members, partners, and refugees on Saturday, September 24, and observe our community gardens and Open Arms manufacturing site in action. At each location we’ll have stations you can visit at your leisure to learn more about aspects of the refugees’ work and training. Everyone is welcome!

9:00 – 10:30 am
Festival Beach Community Garden
35 Waller Street  at Flores / Nash
Hernandez Senior Road

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Open Arms Social Enterprise
Central Presbyterian Church, 3rd floor
200 E. 8th St. at Brazos

Big News

We have partnered with Ikea for World Refugee Day!

IKEA Houston and IKEA Round Rock are creating sustainable social change in their communities! For more about how IKEA creates a better life for the people and communities touched by our business, visit: http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/this-is-ikea/people-and-planet/people-and-communities/ IKEA Houston and IKEA Round Rock are collaborating with social entrepreneurs to create limited edition collections of textiles made with a social mission in mind.