Refugee Urban Farming Project


The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP) supports gardening and farming to promote health and economic independence for newly arrived refugees in targeted communities across the United States. Thank to the funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Resettlement Services, CLESE brought RAPP to Chicago to provide meaningful engagement for refugee elders and to support the traditional roles of elders as providers and teachers within many refugee families.

By matching the agricultural expertise of refugees from rural backgrounds with training about urban farming in a temperate climate, RAPP builds on the strengths of refugee families and enables them to create their own income and food security here in the United States.

Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE)
53 West Jackson, Suite 1340 – Chicago, IL 60604
312-461-0812  /  312-461-1466 (fax) /

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