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REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IMMIGRATION SERVICS OF ATLANTA INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/18/2014: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IMMIGRATION SERVICS OF ATLANTA INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IMMIGRATION SERVICS OF ATLANTA INC

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AKA  RRISA
Atlanta, GA
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REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IMMIGRATION SERVICS OF ATLANTA INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/18/2014: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IMMIGRATION SERVICS OF ATLANTA INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IMMIGRATION SERVICS OF ATLANTA INC

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Also Known As: RRISA
Physical Address: Atlanta, GA 30345 
EIN: 30-0130066
Web URL: www.rrisa.org 
Ruling Year: 2002 


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Mission Statement

Safety. Stability. Success. Welcoming, serving and empowering refugees in Georgia. Our vision is that refugee families will become stable, financially independent, and productive members of the community, while preserving the ethnic and cultural identity that supports their dignity and self-esteem.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

Total Revenue $2,356,000
Total Expenses $2,299,781

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2012

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Paedia Mixon

Profile:

Paedia’ s current responsibilities include directing daily operations, setting the strategic vision for the organization, engaging the Board of Directors, and building and maintaining relationships with funders, partners and other key stakeholders. Paedia has been with RRISA for seven years. She has served as Education and Youth Program Manager and Associate Director prior to taking on her current role. Paedia has a background in program development, program management and fundraising. She has served as Development Manager at the Carter Center and Junior Achievement Worldwide. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of refugee resettlement and has developed programming for refugees and immigrants in the areas of adult education, youth services and vocational training. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Georgia State University and holds a Masters of International Affairs and Development from Clark Atlanta University.

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Programs

Program: Refugee Resettlement (GuideStar Exchange,
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Through this program, RRISA provides housing and basic needs along with social services for adjustment to life in the U.S. for newly arriving refugees invited to this country by the U.S. State Department and granted legal residency status. Since 1977, RRISA has resettled over 15,000 refugees from 29 countries.

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RRISA offers skills training, job search and placement assistance. Currently 80% of our client families achieve self-sufficiency within six months of entering our program.

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Program: Education and Youth (GuideStar Exchange,
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RRISA offers adult education classes covering topics such as cultural and health orientation, financial literacy, parenting skills and home management. We teach clients how to access programs like English language instruction, energy assistance, clothing and food banks. Our Safe Places for Youth afterschool and summer programs are consistently successful in helping refugee children adjust to life in the U.S. and perform better academically. In fact, statistics show that participating refugee children are often surpassing state averages based on CRCT scores and grades.

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Program: Immigration (GuideStar Exchange,
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RRISA provides assistance with green card application, citizenship, family reunification and employment authorization renewals, as needed. We have a 90% approval rate for permanent residency, citizenship, employment authorization, family-based petitions, travel documents, new immigration documents and health waivers.

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Since 2010, RRISA and its collaborative partner organizations, Catholic Charities of Atlanta and Refugee Women’s Network, have been successful in administering an asset-based financial literacy program that has enabled refugees to move beyond the safety they first receive, into stabile and successful lives as citizens of the United States. Savings Match participants: • Work with program staff to develop a budget and set savings goals • Attend educational workshops that are specific to their savings goal • Acquire assets through financial education and regular saving As the lead organization, RRISA currently matches savings up to $4,000 per family and provides asset-specific financial literacy training for participants who want to buy a home, start a small business, buy a car or pursue post-secondary education.

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