Including Your Own
Sponsorship has the power to make positive generational change for a person, a family, a community, and the world.
Right now, there are millions of displaced people fleeing violence and persecution around the world who are seeking a pathway to the United States. Becoming a sponsor is a life-changing opportunity to stand alongside someone as they rebuild.
Sponsor groups enable more refugees to come TO THE U.S.
SPONSORS HELP NEWCOMERS ACHIEVE SELF SUFFICIENCY.
SPONSORS PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THE FIRST 90 DAYS.
Everyday Americans like you are making transformational change
DOING THE DOABLE
The Norlander family has stepped into sponsorship in a big way because they believe making a positive impact on one individual and family makes a positive impact in the world. “Instead of feeling helpless about the terrible things that are happening in the world, sponsorship is an opportunity to do something amazing, not just for the family we are sponsoring, but it has been a wonderful experience for our family too.”
MAKING GENERATIONAL CHANGE
A sponsor group in Minnesota, welcomed three generations of one family from the Democratic Republic of Congo - a grandmother who fled her home country, the two daughters she had in a refugee camp in Tanzania and two little granddaughters born in that same refugee camp. The group came together because they felt it was important to be actively involved in supporting the resettlement of refugees from around the world.
Sponsorship is a life-changing act of service. Alight is here to support you every step of the way.
"Our Alight Guide was very helpful in providing realistic answers to our questions because she has real world experience. She simplified the process and made the next steps clear."
– Multiple Time Sponsor
Alight will provide customized support to sponsor groups by preparing and training sponsors through a digital training program, pre-arrival workshop, and virtual meetups where you will be able to ask questions and connect with other sponsors.
Together, sponsor groups welcome refugee newcomers by securing and preparing initial housing, greeting refugee newcomers at the airport, enrolling children in school, and helping adults find employment. You already have the most important skill you need to succeed, knowledge about daily life in your community.