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Alight and Questscope's Gaza emergency response

Despite the growing challenges in delivering aid, Alight and our affiliate Questscope have been relentless in our mission to provide critical support.

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Food insecurity in East Africa

Alight's comprehensive regional response works to preserve the peace and safety of displaced people by co-creating thoughtful solutions with their communities to build resilience and pursue the lives and futures they want.

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Asili: Co-creation at the core

A revolutionary model for people in the world’s most challenging places to build lasting, world-class essential services — for life.

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Centering customers’ voices in Colombia with Kuja Kuja

Our affiliate Kuja Kuja, developed by Alight in collaboration with IDEO.org, is a cutting-edge real-time feedback system designed to monitor customer satisfaction with products and services. It captures their suggestions for improvement and makes this data publicly accessible.

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Pedacito de la Tierra

Pedacito de la Tierra transforms migrant shelters at the U.S./Mexico border into sustainable, supportive environments. It provides socio-emotional support, education, and community activities.

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Partnering with Airbnb.org in Poland

Alight helps Ukrainians find safety amid crisis. Partnering with Airbnb.org, we've provided over 73,000 nights of free housing.

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Educating one million kids in Pakistan

Alight and Education Above All worked closely to reach and enroll children in quality primary education. Our efforts included engaging with local communities, educating parents, constructing new schools, training teachers, and designing practical solutions tailored to local needs.

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Welcoming newcomers

A family of five is ready for a fresh start in Boston and grateful for newcomer support upon arrival.

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Changemakers365: Meaningful change for $500 or less

At Alight, we launched Changemakers 365 in January 2017 to make real, tangible changes every day with $500 or less. Over 800 days, our global teams implemented impactful projects in countries like Bangladesh, Somalia, Uganda, and Pakistan.

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Shelter Depot: a marketplace powered by co-creation

Shelter Depot is a hardware store that treats refugees and displaced families as customers so they can build lives of wholeness and agency in the new country they are a part of.

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A Love Army for Somalia

Earlier this spring, a group of social media personalities, influencers, and athletes looked at what was happening in Somalia and wanted to do something to help. But right away they could see the scope of the crisis was far too big for their small group to make an impact.

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Doing the doable for Ukrainian families

Amid the crisis, Alight emphasizes "doing the doable" by collaborating with local organizations to provide essentials like food, medicine, and shelter. Our efforts on the Polish border and within Ukraine ensure immediate, impactful support.

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Creating sustainable homes in Kismayo

Since 2013, Alight has worked in Kismayo, creating sustainable communities focusing on housing, health, education, and climate resilience.

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Alight and Questscope's Gaza emergency response

Despite the growing challenges in delivering aid, Alight and our affiliate Questscope have been relentless in our mission to provide critical support.

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Syria and Türkiye earthquake response

Alight, in partnership with Questscope, is actively supporting earthquake survivors in Syria. Our efforts focus on food, shelter, and protection in Aleppo and rural Hama. We're providing hot meals, emergency rations, blankets, dignity kits, and repairing shelter facilities.

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Alight deploys rapid response team to Poland

Alight has sent a team of rapid-response aid workers to Poland to support fleeing Ukrainian families in a moment of crisis.

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Alight’s flood response in Pakistan

The recent devastating floods in Pakistan have left millions of people homeless and one-third of Pakistan underwater.

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An award-winning design project in El Salvador

Puliendo Talentos (“Polishing Talents”) helped Salvadorians formalize their businesses and revitalize the local economy in vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic

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Supporting Ethiopian families during conflict

Alight is providing thousands of refugees and displaced persons with medical care and clean water.

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Minnesota groups at the forefront of relief efforts in Sudan

Humanitarian agencies warn of famine in the country, noting that more than a third of the population faces acute food insecurity.

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Friendship, Pride, Allyship: Meet Kyle, a LGBTQIA+ Refugee Advocate in Minneapolis

Kyle Kvamme, the Communications & Development Coordinator for our affiliate ORAM, spoke with USA for UNHCR to share his inspiring journey as an advocate for LGBTQIA+ refugees.

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Minneapolis-based nonprofit accepting donations for Gaza

Minneapolis-based Alight is mobilizing to help civilians caught in the conflict, accepting donations for Gaza.

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Ukrainian children thrive in Minnesota after losses in the Russian invasion 2 years ago

Artem Fedorenko, a 10-year-old Ukrainian boy who lost his arm in a bombing during the Russian invasion. He relocated to Minnesota for a prosthetic and has since adjusted well.

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Alight and Airbnb.org receive Anthem Award for collaboration

"From War to Welcome" showcases the power of partnership in guiding displaced Ukrainians to safety.

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American citizens can now sponsor refugees. Here’s how it works.

The U.S. has launched the Welcome Corps, offering ordinary citizens the opportunity to provide financial and moral support to refugees during the initial stages of their moves.

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The Color Movement

The Color Movement is a co-creation between Catholic Sisters, Alight, and Sisters Rising Worldwide. Weaving together our strengths, we work to amplify and sustain the work of the Sisters as they spark change and save lives in some of the toughest communities out there.

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Gender-based violence prevention in El Salvador

Alight is co-creating programs and services with women and young people in El Salvador to ensure the internally displaced have access to safe spaces for healing and the opportunity to learn skills that break the cycle of violence and poverty.

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A lab for Nyabiheke Refugee Camp

A lab in a refugee camp is creating transformational, globally relevant change for displaced refugees in Rwanda

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Welcome Home: programs rebuilding Afghan community

Our work with our new Afghan neighbors began by setting up houses and has evolved into community programming and additional services to help families make connections and settle into their lives in Minnesota.

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Empowering youth in Jordan: A year in review with Questscope

Alight’s affiliate Questscope has been dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of young people in Jordan, addressing the significant challenges faced by this vulnerable population.

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Strengthening disaster preparedness in the Philippines

The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to changes due to global warming’s erratic rainfall patterns, droughts, and rising sea levels. This is why Alight is collaborating with local communities to ensure that people there can construct safer, more secure lives.

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Riding towards a brighter future

Alight's Safe Ride initiative began in Uganda's Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, providing motorcycles and training drivers, and has now expanded to six refugee settlements.

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Clean hands and happy songs for young minds

Teaching kids about the importance of clean hands with a little help from our friends.

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World Refugee Day: Letter from Nairobi

On this World Refugee Day, we recognize the abundance, depth, and resilience of people journeying through the lived experience of displacement.

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Co-creating new livelihood opportunities in Rwanda

Alight helps communities of displaced people in Rwanda by creating solutions for their needs and promoting self-reliance. Recent initiatives for women and young people include mushroom farming, beekeeping, and a coding school. These efforts have significantly boosted community morale and self-esteem.

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Changemakers365: Meaningful change for $500 or less

At Alight, we launched Changemakers 365 in January 2017 to make real, tangible changes every day with $500 or less. Over 800 days, our global teams implemented impactful projects in countries like Bangladesh, Somalia, Uganda, and Pakistan.

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I AM A STAR: A global grassroots movement

Alight's I AM A STAR campaign transformed humanitarian relief by engaging the Somali diaspora to improve 170,000 lives through clean water, sanitation, and healthcare, raising over $70 million.

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Alight and Questscope's Gaza emergency response

Despite the growing challenges in delivering aid, Alight and our affiliate Questscope have been relentless in our mission to provide critical support.

READ MORE ↗
News

Supporting Ethiopian families during conflict

Alight is providing thousands of refugees and displaced persons with medical care and clean water.

READ MORE ↗
News

An award-winning design project in El Salvador

Puliendo Talentos (“Polishing Talents”) helped Salvadorians formalize their businesses and revitalize the local economy in vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic

READ MORE ↗
News

Alight’s flood response in Pakistan

The recent devastating floods in Pakistan have left millions of people homeless and one-third of Pakistan underwater.

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Alight deploys rapid response team to Poland

Alight has sent a team of rapid-response aid workers to Poland to support fleeing Ukrainian families in a moment of crisis.

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Alight welcomes social innovator Jocelyn Wyatt as new CEO

Alight is pleased to announce Jocelyn Wyatt as our newly appointed CEO. Jocelyn is a long-time collaborator with our organization.

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Minnesota groups at the forefront of relief efforts in Sudan

Humanitarian agencies warn of famine in the country, noting that more than a third of the population faces acute food insecurity.

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Friendship, Pride, Allyship: Meet Kyle, a LGBTQIA+ Refugee Advocate in Minneapolis

Kyle Kvamme, the Communications & Development Coordinator for our affiliate ORAM, spoke with USA for UNHCR to share his inspiring journey as an advocate for LGBTQIA+ refugees.

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How coding training nurtures software developers from Mahama refugee camp

A coding training initiative in refugee camps in Rwanda is changing lives - and there's more on the way.

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American citizens can now sponsor refugees. Here’s how it works.

The U.S. has launched the Welcome Corps, offering ordinary citizens the opportunity to provide financial and moral support to refugees during the initial stages of their moves.

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At these camps, refugees can give real-time customer feedback

Treating refugees as customers, a new service now asks them if they were satisfied with the services at Nakivale refugee camp and if they have any ideas for improvement.

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I know firsthand how international aid fails refugees. Here's how we can fix it.

Five ways to improve international aid from Abraham Leno, executive director of Alight’s affiliate Eastern Congo Initiative and a former refugee himself.

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