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…

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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…

Programs

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…

News

Save the Date: WMRECC is Turning 10!

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of welcoming refugee children and families in West Michigan! Where: Aquinas College When: Thursday, September 22nd (time TBD) For more information about this and other upcoming events call (616) 247-9611 or e-mail info@westmirefugee.org….

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WMRECC Says “Goodbye” to Co-Founder and Chair

Almost ten years ago, Frederick Bw’Ombongi began dreaming with his friends and former co-workers about a center for refugees to receive education support and to celebrate and retain their culture. The dream quickly became a reality and the West Michigan…

DNB Cast

Dreams of a New Beginnning a Great Success!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Dreams of a New Beginning! The performance took place on Thursday, June 4th and was a great success. Guests made their way through a series of stages, where shadow puppets were used to…

Save the Date: WMRECC is Turning 10!

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of welcoming refugee children and families in West Michigan! Where: Aquinas College When: Thursday, September 22nd (time TBD) For more information about this and other upcoming events call (616) 247-9611 or e-mail info@westmirefugee.org….

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IMG_1029

WMRECC Says “Goodbye” to Co-Founder and Chair

Almost ten years ago, Frederick Bw’Ombongi began dreaming with his friends and former co-workers about a center for refugees to receive education support and to celebrate and retain their culture. The dream quickly became a reality and the West Michigan…

Learn More
DNB Cast

Dreams of a New Beginnning a Great Success!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Dreams of a New Beginning! The performance took place on Thursday, June 4th and was a great success. Guests made their way through a series of stages, where shadow puppets were used to…

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