University of Minnesota

The Migration Policy Institute has recently published a report under the title Bridging Divides: The Role of Ethnic Community Based Organizations in Refugee Integration.

Two examples of such organizations are documented in the IHRC collection of Refugee Studies Center Records for two of the dominant refugee groups in the Twin Cities area, from Southeast Asia and Somalia. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images.

Box 2, Folder 93 contains materials related to the Lao Family Center established in St. Paul in 1980.


Box 6, Folder 57 documents the SAHAN educational project aimed at "educational empowerement for the Somali community of Minnesota". It was founded in 1996 in Minneapolis.



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