Guided by our faith in Jesus Christ, Re:new creates a space for refugee women to thrive.
We offer free sewing and ESL classes in a safe and welcoming environment to women who sought refuge in the US. Once they complete the sewing class, and if they meet the required criteria, we hire the students to become paid Artisans of Re:new for 2 years. These women are empowered through paid skill training and partake in continued ESL lessons. They are also paired with a Godly mentor who does everything from creating a safe environment to explore faith to helping navigate any needs that arise. Through this mentorship, women are also prepared for the next steps in their career.
Re:new was born in 2009 out of one woman’s desire to show the love of Jesus by meeting two needs of local refugee women: a safe community and employment. Re:new strives to be a welcoming place to provide opportunity to refugee and former refugee women in the post-resettlement stage of their journey.