This Nonprofit Aims To Make Cincinnati America's "Most Welcoming" City For Refugees

Mar 27, 2018

RefugeeConnect’s mission is to improve the lives of refugees in our region, to foster community acceptance and inclusion, and to construct a sustainable support system for the individuals and families who have made Greater Cincinnati their new home. Its goal is to make Cincinnati the most welcoming city in America for refugees.

Joining us Tuesday on Cincinnati Edition to discuss refugees in Greater Cincinnati are RefugeeConnect Executive Director Robyn Steiner Lamont; Board President Mirsada Kadiric; and RefugeeConnect intern Tika Adhikari, who is also co-founder of the University of Cincinnati Bhutanese American Student Organization.

On Wednesday, March 28, the nonprofit will host an event, "Women’s Journey, Women’s Voices: The Refugee Experience," taking place from 1:15 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. at the Miami University Middletown Campus, 142 Johnston Hall. For more information, please contact John Schaefer at 513 727-3204 or

In 2018, RefugeeConnect expanded its Stories of Survival Speaker Series, where attendees get to hear firsthand from survivors about their journeys as refugees. The next event, featuring Jewish refugees who fled Russia due to religious persecution in the 1990s, takes place Wednesday, April 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Xavier University's Schiff Family Conference Center. The event is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance. Click here for more information and reservations.

And tune into Cincinnati Edition Tuesday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about RefugeeConnect.