For over 30 years, MORE has been advancing the common good by helping new Americans of all races and cultures become independent, full participants in our economy and community. By removing barriers, whether those barriers are cultural, financial, language/communication, systemic, educational, etc., our objective has always been to ensure that MORE’s participants have a better life with greater stability. We hope you will join us in this mission.
“While refugees here five years or less have a median household income of roughly $22,000 that figure more than triples in the following decades, growing far faster than other foreign-born groups. By the time a refugee has been in the country at least 25 years, their median household income reaches $67,000—a full $14,000 more than the median income of U.S. households overall….Initial, short-term assistance to refugees is a smart investment.” From Struggle to Resilience: The Economic Impact of Refugees in America – New American Economy - 2015
We believe our participants are competent, capable and whole adults. We have as much to learn from them as they do from us. We envision a society in which race no longer determines one's socioeconomic outcome. MORE develops, supports and invests in our newest neighbors through two Program areas: Education and Social Services.
MORE's Mission -
Providing refugees and immigrants with education and support, helping them achieve economic and social independence today and for generations to come.
MORE's Vision -
Our newest neighbors are empowered to live peaceful lives free of poverty.
MORE's Guiding Values -
Respect, Compassion, Growth, Equity and Accountability are at the forefront of the
work we do together.
A gift to MORE helps us to accomplish our mission through overall goals that include: