About Us

About WMRECC Founded in 2006 by immigrants and refugees, the West Michigan Refugee Education & Cultural Center (WMRECC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its goal is to support families and individuals to gain the skills necessary for successful integration into…


Thank you for your interest in donating to West Michigan Refugee Education & CulturalCenter! We accept financial and in-kind donations. Please see below for our specific donation needs and instructions on how to donate. If you need to make specific…


The mission of West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center is achieved through a variety of programs catering to, in different ways, our refugee students and their families. The programs fall into three categories: Project Faulu (Succeed) School Impact Summer…



Currently Looking For Spring/Summer Interns

WMRECC is currently accepting applications for our Spring/Summer internships. E-mail us at shingi@westmirefugee.org if you are interested


‘Converging Paths’ Public Service Announcement (from GRTV)

Our executive director, Susan Kragt, recently took to GRTV, to speak about our upcoming ‘Converging Paths’ conference.


A Very Special Thanks!

We would like to take an opportunity to issue our heartfelt thanks to every single person and organization that assisted in making our Open House the success that it was


Meet The Interns (Winter 2014): Natalie Depyper

Her work as a peer support intern, her willingness to go beyond her internship , and the relationships she has built with the entire community are simply remarkable.

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Superstar Volunteer: Ahmed Hassan

Thank you for your wonderful work, and we wish you all the best!

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Superstar Volunteer: Bob Thiel

Our wonderful experience here has been, in large part, due to the unmatched work of Mr. Bob Thiel: business manage at St. Alphonsus . On top of being an advocate for our mission, he has long served as a beloved after-school tutor for our elementary school students!

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