Alight's Ukraine Response

  • Posted on: 20 April 2022
  • By: minnesotangos
Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Join us to learn more about Alight’s work around the world, including our Ukraine Response, and opportunities to engage.

About this event

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee) has been operating in humanitarian response for over 40 years, providing health care and clean water, shelter, protection, and economic opportunity to more than 3.5 million people in 19 countries each year. We build a meaningful life for and with the displaced. When we find people displaced from their homes, countries, or lives, our instinct may be to focus only on their basic needs. And that is essential. But it’s also not a life. A life is filled with joy, dignity, connection, and purpose. And that’s what we aim to build. We are an open family of organizations that works closely with refugees, trafficked persons, and economic migrants, to co-design solutions that help them build full and fulfilling lives – lives that are Alight.

Alight’s Ukraine Response: Over 2 million have crossed the border to Poland. Some are greeted by family and friends. Some continue to other parts of Europe. But more Ukrainians are continuing on to reception centers and cities in Poland. Alight’s rapid response team has been on the ground in Poland since the end of February, assisting Ukrainian refugee families. Our teams are meeting displaced Ukrainians at critical moments to help them process, re-orient, connect and navigate their new realty. We’re approaching our work in three ways: doing the doable, guiding people through this unprecedented time, and providing safe havens for new arrivals.

Speakers:

Molly Henry is a Global Team Builder Lead with Alight. For the past eight years she has worked as an HR business partner with leaders in the US, Middle East, Asia, and Africa for positions within the humanitarian sector; including public health, WASH, Protection, Finance, Program Management, and Executive Management. She leads a team of recruiters to unleash hiring teams globally to find, welcome, orient, and retain amazing people who will help Alight live up to our promise.

We will also be joined by a team member (biography forthcoming) working on Alight's Poland response.

Register HERE.