Building on a shared vision for gospel-centered hospitality and inclusion, Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and AMMPARO, the ELCA’s migrant ministry, have entered into a partnership to better train and support asylum-seeker sponsors.

AMMPARO is the ELCA’s strategic commitment to accompany migrants with protection, advocacy, representation and opportunities. In this new collaboration AMMPARO will use the Neighbor to Neighbor program designed by EMM to provide training for community sponsors.

The two groups will coordinate efforts as they work with sponsors who welcome new neighbors by offering friendship and fostering community connections. The work will focus on providing practical support such as housing, accessing services, enrolling children in school and supporting adults as they learn English and secure employment.

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