About Us

Higher provides newcomer workforce solutions to corporations across the U.S. while supporting career entry and advancement for resettled refugees and other new Americans. Began as RefugeeWorks, this program has served as the U.S.Office of Refugee Resettlement’s training and technical assistance arm for employment and self-sufficiency activities for 15 years.

As a program of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Higher nurtures welcoming communities by assisting corporations, states, counties, resettlement agencies, ethnic-community based organizations, workforce development boards, and policy-makers in their efforts to help refugees gain economic stability and create opportunities to fully participate in the American dream.