Nile Sisters, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit helps refugee women and their families in San Diego County overcome barriers and become socially and economically self-reliant through education, training, and support.
Establish a well-integrated and productive refugee community in San Diego.
Nile Sisters Development Initiative is supported by individuals like you, churches like yours, private foundations, and public institutions.
California Endowment - The California Endowment awarded Nile Sisters a $20,000 grant to expand the Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) program to refugees without restriction to how long they've lived in the States. The grant given by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for the same certificate restricts the program to refugees who've been in the states five years or less. Seeing the deep need for job training among all refugees, Elizabeth applied for the grant and it was awarded in May 2013.
Back2Back Grant - In January, Nile Sisters was awarded a three-year grant by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to train refugees for jobs and job readiness. Funds were provided to earn certificates as Certified Nursing Assistants or in Childcare. Driver training and English as a Second Language were also funded for job readiness.
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