PARTNER WITH PRERNA
As one of the few non-profit organizations dedicated solely to the ongoing support of refugee empowerment and continuum care in the U.S., PRERNA has a targeted strategy for building a partner ecosystem. “Refugee Success” is one of PRERNA’s core principles. We provide optimal support services to refugee families through programs carried out by our volunteers and experts who deliver niche services crucial to the success of refugee resettlement and our community.
The global refugee crisis is a large and growing problem and it is critical to bring the best of minds together to make Refugee Success achievable. PRERNA is built on a foundation of innovative ideas, creative solutions and is managed by all-volunteer teams.
We thank our many partners who work diligently to provide essential goods and services to our client refugees in the areas of healthcare, education, employment, supplies, transportation, advocacy, community outreach and more.
We continue to actively seek new partnerships to increase our capacity to serve refugee families as they resettle in our community. If you are unsure about how you can help but are interested in working with us, we may have innovative ideas on ways to collaborate. Whether you represent a small business, a large corporation or a local agency, we invite you to contact PRERNA to initiate a conversation.
If you're an employer interested in diversifying your workforce by hiring refugees, tell us about your talent needs and we will help you find qualified individuals for the positions you seek to hire. Our current employment partners are listed below.
- Day Worker Center
- Upwordly Global
Do you work in the healthcare industry? Are you interested in helping refugees? Let us know about the types of services you provide and where they are offered. Our refugees need medical, dental, vision and other healthcare services. PRERNA’s current healthcare partners include the following.
- Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
- Family Alliance for Counseling Tools & Resolution (FACTR)
- Walgreens Pharmacy
Are you an educator with experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)? Do you represent an educational organization that would like to help empower refugees? Contact us to discuss educational opportunities for potential students in your program. Our current education partners include the following.
- Books, Inc.
- Refugee Transitions
Do you have expertise in legal aid or financial planning? When refugees arrive in the U.S., they often need advice on legal and/or financial matters. If you are interested in offering your services pro bono, let us know and we can discuss the possibilities of how you can support new refugee families. Our current partners include the following.
- Corinthian Wealth Management
- Hope Floats Consulting
- Santa Clara Law Group
Newly arrived refugees need many supplies when they first resettle in our community. After helping families move into a new home, PRERNA provides families with furniture, bicycles, food and more. If you would like to support refugees, there are many in-kind goods and services that you can donate. Our current partners include the following.
- Good Karma Bikes
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
- Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
In addition to providing essential products and services to refugee families, an important aspect of PRERNA’s work is raising the awareness of refugees and their rights. We engage with local community organizations who also help refugees and immigrants with resettlement in the U.S. Unlike PRERNA whose mission is to help refugees across all ethnicities and religions, these agencies are often faith-based or focus on a specific culture or nationality. Our current partners include the following.
- Arab American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley (AACCSV)
- AMAAN, division of AACCSV
- PARS Equality Center
- St. Mary DiRosa Academies
The refugees that PRERNA serves are referred to us by international resettlement agencies. We work closely with these organizations to help ensure a smooth transition for the newcomers during their first 90 days after arrival in the U.S. That is the limited period of time that refugees receive assistance from the federal government. Our current partners include the following.
- Catholic Charities
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- Jewish Family Services (JFS)
In addition to partnerships that help expand PRERNA’s services to the refugee families we serve, we also have other interests that we believe are strategically important to support. We align ourselves with these organizations as partners because we believe in their mission to empower individuals globally. With the right education, guidance, support and motivation, today’s youth can become change agents who will make a positive impact on the world.
- Apa Sherpa Foundation
- Changemaker International