September 15 - Welcoming Week



10:00-11:30 - Jeffrey Lackman

11:30-12:30 - Ricot Aladin

12:30-2:00 - Kwaician Traylor



Imagination Playground with Boys and Girls Club


New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment

  • The New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment, formerly called the Refugee Consortium of North Dakota, was founded in 2015 by leaders of 3 ethnic community-based organizations in the F/M Area. The Consortium was created out of need to streamline funding and provide more of a structure to maximize resources for these communities, as well as many others. Many of the ethnic communities had similar needs so instead of duplicating service, we were created as an umbrella organization that could allow the communities to maintain their own unique identities, while still building social connections and making the most of the resources we have to offer.

Cultural Diversity Resources

  • Cultural Diversity Resources has been seeking to educate, connect & empower minorities, New Americans, and local citizens with social and economic disparities to achieve success since 1994. Serving as an intercultural bridge, CDR partners with local agencies and ethnic communities to help individuals and families access information and services such as food, nutrition, English classes, interpreters, transportation, jobs, education, youth, family engagement and cultural activities. CDR focuses on outreach and collaboration for community members from diverse backgrounds to foster a community that supports one another to achieve social and economic success. “Give individuals/ families the fish and you feed them for a day, teach individuals/families to fish and you feed them for a lifetime. “