Center for Refugee and Immigrant Success

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Immigrants and refugees have profoundly shaped Northeast Ohio. In manufacturing, health care and the creation of small and large business ventures, they are helping the region recover from the loss of core industries between the 1980s and the 1990s. 


In 2018, the Center for Refugee and Immigrant Success (CRIS) was created when faculty from across the university identified the need for a more comprehensive and interdisciplinary research center, combining interdisciplinary skills and methodologies to address research questions through partnerships with community organizations. 


To be the nexus for the collaborative and interdisciplinary production of thought and application of social sciences and humanities research-based practices that promote the economic flourishing of refugees and immigrants in Northeast Ohio and beyond. 


To collaborate with scholars from across disciplines and organizations in understanding the past, present and future of refugee and immigrant life and work in Northeast Ohio. 

Explore the links below to learn more.

News & CRIS Events
History of the Center & BrownBag Videos