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 & Cultural Center! 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…


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…



Dreams of a New Beginning

“Dreams of a New Beginning”
A theatrical puppetry event by WMRECC students coming June 4th!

Converging Paths Conference Registration Open

Registration for the 2015 Converging Paths Conference is now open to educators and school-based staff in West Michigan. (Registration to the general public will open on February 2nd.) The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15th from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. The…

Welcome Salome!

  Salome Campbell is our new Community Engagement Coordinator. She graduated from Cornerstone University a year ago with a Masters in Counseling and is a licensed counselor. She has experience with different social organizations and also did her internship with…

Students Share their Stories through Elevating Voices

Over the past couple of weeks we have been posting videos of our students speaking with the Community Media Center for the Elevating Voices project. We are thankful for the opportunity this project gave our students to talk about their…

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The Very Best from ‘WMRECC’s got Talent’ (Summer 2014 edition)

While much of the summer revolved around the literacy program, the WMRECC community still took time to display their amazing skills in several other departments. Here are a few we were able to capture!

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Meet the Interns (Summer 2014)- Hannah Wood

All summer, Hannah has been resolutely dedicated, meekly authoritative, and endeared herself to the entire WMRECC community: staff and students alike!

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