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About RICE

Get to know RICE.

Refugee and Immigrant Community Empowerment Center (RICE) is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting Refugees, Asylees, and Immigrants in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, created to close the service gaps that remain after the 90-day resettlement period. RICE is directed by a team of leaders from all over the globe and that works directly with local partnerships to strengthen social services and prevent unnecessary hardships for Immigrants and Refugees. By advocating and promoting education, dialogue, and awareness, RICE identifies the potential for new opportunities then integrates them back into our Refugee and Immigrant communities.


The RICE mission is to aid refugees and immigrants in becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of the economic growth of the community by creating resources and opportunities for training and education in preparing for employment in the community.


To meet the diverse needs of the Refugee and Immigrant communities by creating resources that empower them to become self-sufficient, in turn giving back to the community and contributing to economic growth.

We believe that all former and current Refugees and Immigrants can thrive economically and culturally after resettlement, while not losing their cultural identity.


Our goal is to provide services that will help Refugees and Immigrants to overcome their challenges, barriers, and becoming productive members of society.

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