ECE® Aid

ECE® Aid is a charitable initiative developed to provide fee waivers for educational credential reports for vulnerable populations.  

While the ECE® Aid program initially launched in August 2016 with the intention of opening the door to education for refugees and asylum seekers, the scope has expanded to include those with temporary protected status, special immigrant status, and those affected by natural disasters or extreme hardship.

Read about some of the people ECE® Aid has helped.

 

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Why Donate

A donation to ECE will transform a person in fragile circumstances into an integrated and productive member of society.

ECE selects experienced, trusted agencies and institutions to distribute fee-waiver vouchers to qualifying immigrants. ECE does not provide complimentary reports directly to individuals.

Learn more about our participating institutions and organizations.

All monies received will be allocated specifically to reports for the under served. No donations received will be directed to the general operating fund.

A gift to ECE® Aid…

  • Opens the door to refugee education and/or professional fulfillment
  • Provides an experienced workforce in high-demand occupations
  • Protects public safety through credential checks
  • ECE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law

 

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ECE® Aid Stories

Learn about some of the individuals who have been impacted by ECE® Aid gifts.

Tarig's Story

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Determined to provide for his small family, Tarig contacted Upwardly Global, a trusted participating organization of ECE®Aid. They awarded Tarig with an ECE Aid fee waiver, and he has just begun using his ECE evaluation to look for jobs in his profession.  

–Tarig O.

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Lutheran Family Services' Story

ECE helped Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains asssit refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking obtain employment in the United States.  With ECE Aid's help, refugess with master's degrees in Teaching,  PhDs in Civil Engineering, degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and degrees in Industrial Design have been able to plan for their futures again.  

- Katy, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountians 

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Rehab's Story

Rehab's Story ImageRehab was awarded a fee waiver through Upwardly Global and received her completed credential evaluation soon after sending her educational documents to ECE. While she job hunts, Rehab has decided to utilize volunteering as her way to master the English language.

- Rehab

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Nidal's Story

Nidal's Story ImageNidal is an agricultural engineer from Syria, who hopes to use our evaluation report to pursue organic farming at Michigan State University.

- Nidal

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Yasmeen's Story

As part of a minority group, Yasmeen along with her husband and two daughters decided they needed to leave Pakistan due to threats against them and safety concerns for their children. After arriving in America, she used ECE to improve her study and work toward become a teacher in America.

-Yasmeen

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“For more than 36 years ECE has been ensuring that foreign-educated people are respected and recognized for their educational achievements. In a time of uncertainty and turmoil, we have the opportunity to make a real and meaningful difference in people’s lives and help build a strong, diverse and productive society. Refugees face many barriers as they pursue getting to this country and starting or continuing an education. Waiving fees for credential evaluation is a small piece of the puzzle, but we hope it can be a very welcoming gesture as they start their journeys.”

-Margit Schatzman, ECE president

 

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