Friendship Across Cultures Program Replication Manual

This replication manual is designed for community-based organizations and refugee resettlement agencies interested in harnessing the skills and talents of retired women and refugee women to build welcoming relationships and support the long-term integration of refugees into American communities.

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The Friendship Across Cultures program (FAC), developed in collaboration by The Intergenerational Center at Temple University (IGC) and Lutheran Children and Family Services (LCFS) helps refugee women build on their strengths and talents, learn new skills, and access needed resources. At the same time it provides older adult women with compelling volunteer opportunities that leverage their experience and enable them to learn more about refugees living in their communities.

This manual outlines key elements of the Friendship Across Cultures pilot program along with tips and lessons learned along the way that an
help other organizations interested in adapting the program for their communities.