The Family Partnership is built to foster purposeful relationships between recently resettled families and college students in Michigan who are passionate about displacement and resettlement. ROC members and families learn from each other by sharing stories and knowledge; such as language, life experiences, understandings of culture and resettlement.
This program connects ROC members with families resettling in Michigan to spread and magnify Refugee Outreach Collective’s values of friendship and compassion. ROC members share information and knowledge that is helpful for families while they are in the process of resettling. Some of which includes tutoring children, providing English assistance, and various other tasks helpful to the process of resettlement. Families share their knowledge and their life experiences, and, in so doing, ROC members grow in their knowledge of the resettlement process in Michigan and meet people from all over the world, coming from many different histories and perceptions.