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CREATING LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR REFUGEES

 
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MRC is an innovative nonprofit organization blending skills-based education with social entrepreneurship to connect refugees to dignified, fair-wage work in Austin, Texas.

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WE OPERATE THREE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES: 

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OPEN ARMS STUDIO

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Open Arms Studio is a textile manufacturer employing refugees at a fair wage in Austin, Texas, through advanced sewing training and fair-wage employment.

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SHARED VOICES

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Shared Voices Language Services offers professional interpreter training courses to both refugees and other bilingual community members. 

NEW LEAF AGRICULTURE

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New Leaf Agriculture connects refugee families to the land, both by matching them to community garden plots across Austin and training skilled farmers to contribute to our local commercial farm. 

 

Why support MRC?

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You are addressing a global challenge from right here at home. 

You are supporting social enterprise to meet market demand for local food, made-in-the-US textiles and increased communication between languages.

 

 

You can rely on us to do our part, since 60% of our budget comes from earned income!

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