“Residents also appear to be proud of themselves: the story of America has always been from the outset underscoring the values of ‘opportunity’ and a ‘second chance.’ Uticans seem to have internalized the sense that this community is responding in the best of both traditions.” (JZ Analytics, Six Continents, One Hometown, 2012)

Without the support of the local community the Refugee Center would not be able to do the work that we do. We consider the entire City of Utica and the surrounding Mohawk Valley to be our partner as we work together to build community with many cultures.

Within Utica there exists, “a sophisticated network of helping agencies, public/private cooperation, affordable housing, disorganized/isolated opposition, vision and leadership from the education community, immigrant reputation and will to assimilate, support from a variety of places of worship, and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees as factors making Utica a welcoming community.” (JZ Analytics, Six Continents, One Hometown, 2012)

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees would like to thank the following partners for collaborating on specific projects in 2015.

Trainor Associates Administrative (Website Development)
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area Employment Services
Adam Brockway Photography Photography (Website)
Utica Municipal Housing Authority Refugee Resettlement
CRM Kennedy Plaza Apartments Refugee Resettlement
Industrial Medicine Associates (IMA) Refugee Resettlement 
OCHD - Lead Primary Prevention Program Refugee Resettlement
Oneida County Office of the Aging Refugee Resettlement
Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival and Conference
Tramontane Café 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival and Conference
   
Utica Police Department

Traffic Safety Program

Utica Fire Department

Community Fire Safety Education Project 

Sturges  Flag Sponsorship
Utica National Insurance Group  Flag Sponsorship
Delta Kappa Gamma   Flag Sponsorship 
PJ Green   International Running Team 
First Source Federal Credit Union  2015 Unspoken Human Rights Conference, Flag Sponsorship
Scalzo, Zogby, & Wittig Inc. Insurance  2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival
Bank of Utica 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival
Colgate Upstate Institute, Colgate University 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival
Colgate Peace & Conflict Studies 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival
Colgate Office of the Dean of Faculty 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival 
Birnie Bus Service 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival 
The Genesis Group 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Conference
NY Sash 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival
Mohawk Valley Community College 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival (In-Kind)
Ilion Film Company 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival (In-Kind)
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute 2015 Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival (In-Kind)