Alight in action

in USA


sponsor groups supported to welcome refugees in the U.S.


newcomers welcomed to the U.S. through private sponsorship programs


Afghan newcomers served through community programming in Minnesota

Founding Year
Customers served
Afghans, Congolese, Ukrainians
Enterprise Director
Nasra Ismail

There are millions of displaced people fleeing violence and persecution around the world who are seeking a pathway to the United States. Once they arrive, they need support and guidance to settle into their new communities.

  • Alight Guides with information, training, resources, step-by-step guidance, and on-call assistance for sponsors
  • 131 homes for newcomers established in Minneapolis–Saint Paul
  • Support programs tailored in collaboration with Afghan families
  • 250 families signed up for “Ask Alight” service for confidential inquiries, referrals, and community event information
  • Connection programs for Afghan women and children
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Are you a Minnesota resident? Join us in making a positive impact! Sign up now to learn about volunteer opportunities such as sponsoring a family to come to the United States, assisting at events, translating, and more.

Changing lives through Welcome Corps

With Alight's support, a sponsor group in Minnesota welcomed three generations of a Congolese family: a grandmother, her two daughters living in a Tanzanian refugee camp, and her two granddaughters born there. The sponsor group came together because they wanted to support refugee resettlement, and we were ready to help them get started.

Welcome home: Afghan community programs

In partnership with Minnesota, Alight set up homes for Afghan families after the Taliban takeover. After establishing 131 homes in the Twin Cities, we launched a Welcome Home Market offering free home goods, and an Ask Alight service providing confidential support and community information. We also run programs for Afghan women and children, fostering connection through field trips and socials. Our goal is to help newcomers feel at home.

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