Program in the USA
To avoid duplication of services, the CDC will encourage
collaboration and alliances among the varied organizations
providing support services to refugees. CDC programs will
Assistance to Newcomers
The CDC will offer a variety of educational, social,
and support services to help newcomers adjust to their
English Language /Translation services
Legal services /Employment services
These will include orientation, job-search skills, career
development counseling and job placement, as well as specific
skills upgrading and certificate programs (ex. computer training).
Preventive health services
These will combine health promotion and health education with
healthcare services, focusing on community outreach, cross-cultural
training, disease prevention and control.
Cultural promotion/ Advocacy
The CDC will facilitate the acculturation process through
interaction by introducing newcomers to the American culture
The cross-cultural Interaction program
This program will focus on enhancing orientation for newcomers
and will feature the hosting of various events that will bring
newcomers and their neighbors together.
Collection of Educational/Cultural Materials
This program will collect donated and used equipment , books and
educational materials, and then distribute them to institutions,
hospitals and schools.
Program in the D.R.C
Sustainable agriculture project
Through this project, agricultural and farming operations will be
conducted and established to maximize food production and delivery
in the Ngandajika (DRC/Congo ). The CDC will conduct research to ensure
the maintenance and restoration of grasslands and the eco system.
Sustainable agriculture is an approach that is ecologically sound,
economically viable, and will contribute to social justice in
The CDC will promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource management
within rural farming communities by providing training and technical support
to farmers. Farmers would be trained in how to conduct their own ecological
experiments so that they may develop appropriate methods to increase productivity
in their farming systems while simultaneously reducing environmental degradation
and health risks.
The CDC will collaborate with local NGOs that work directly with farming communities,
using local knowledge, combined with new technology. These are powerful tools to help
provide high quality services.
The CDC will collaborate and network with local NGOs and community-based organizations
to improve the overall health of communities in Mbujimayi (DRC/Congo). The CDC will
network with St Dominic Health Care (a community health center) to promote the health
of individuals in the community and surrounding areas, particularly the children, women,
frail, chronically ill and economically disadvantaged.