Our programs and services build pathways to success for refugees and immigrants, as well as for the organizations that serve and employ them. In these divisive political times and as we push forward in pandemic recovery, our work to make Greater Denver an inclusive, model welcoming community is more important than ever.
"Spring Institute offers youth programs in the neighborhood where we live and during times that are good for us. Our parents trust the staff and so do we."
"Learning about various cultures has taught me to understand others instead of taking their behavior personally. It is about embracing differences of values and beliefs."
"Spring Institute does a great job connecting new immigrants and refugees with the Colorado community through education, intercultural and other skill-oriented training, and advocacy."
"As an immigrant, it was very important for me to have the information and knowledge that Spring Institute gave me. They helped me a lot to write a resume, told me how to behave in interviews, helped answer many questions. It was a huge help."
"Spring Institute is a small but impactful organization full of change agents advocating for intercultural learning and awareness and immigrant and refugee communities."
"Before I came to America, I studied English in school, but the classes focused on the grammar, not practical English. We didn't have the practice at all and I couldn't understand people when I came here. It was really hard in the beginning. Spring Institute has helped me with this. I had to learn to communicate without overthinking."
"Spring Institute is one of the best organizations because they help refugees and immigrants when they arrive in the U.S. and for years after. Their programs help families, grandparents, babies, children, and high schoolers."
"This training really helped me think of things from other people's points of view. I will definitively think about this training for long time to come."
"Spring institute is the best organization to help the new American community of refugees & immigrants to be integrated in the USA and involved in different opportunities."
"Ever since I discovered the Colorado Welcome Back Program, they have helped prepare me for interviews and guided me through the process. I met a lot of people from other countries through the CWB Program. Some of my closest friends here in Denver are the ones I met through Spring Institute. I'm so thankful for them and know that we'll be friends for life."
"Spring Institute makes a difference for refugee and immigrant community members by building skills and confidence among English language students, promoting multigenerational learning and health literacy, and advocating for policy change to strengthen our welcoming community."
"Our interpreter from The Interpreter Network was great to work with and his expertise made our event much more inclusive."
"Spring Institute is a great partner with other community organizations. I appreciate the collaborative work and important work to be done with immigrants and refugees."