RefugeeMobile provides technology to help immigrants integrate and thrive in their new home.

Launched in 2016, the program recently completed a demonstration pilot and is entering its next phase - expanding to additional resettlement areas and agencies across the U.S.

Findings show the importance of smartphones and data access for enabling people to connect with their family and support networks, overcome language barriers, access services and navigate their new communities more successfully.

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The Impact of Broadband Access on Social and Economic Integration: Results from the RefugeeMobile Pilot


RefugeeMobile is a cross-sector initiative in partnership with resettlement agencies, universities and grantors, powered by sparrow.
Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Refugee Services of Texas
Lab for Economic Opportunities
MacArthur Foundation
Vodafone Americas Foundation
Tableau Foundation
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Creating Digital Access

Smartphones and digital access are table stakes for participating in today’s economy. By offering digital access via resettlement agencies, RefugeeMobile helps people integrate more successfully, and gain self-sufficiency, by creating digital access and improving and scaling the delivery of critical social services.

Modernizing Resettlement Services

To address integration barriers while also increasing the number of displaced people served, RefugeeMobile adapts tools that support services for an increasingly diverse client pool. RefugeeMobile builds upon existing social services and enhances clients’ access to resources through smartphones, data access and curated applications.

Smartphones Make A Difference

Equipping refugees with mobile tools to “self-serve” and assist with translation, navigation/transportation, communication and job seeking helps them integrate more successfully while freeing case managers to focus on deeper challenges of integration.

“There is no life without a smartphone. One phone call can save my life. It makes me alive. If my kids are sick, one phone call might save their life. It’s like having another person help me.”
RefugeeMobile Program Participant
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RefugeeMobile is an impact program of sparrow, a U.S. mobile company with a mission to end digital poverty and create a more inclusive world. sparrow customers help refugees, and others from under-served communities, gain digital access with every month of service. Visit sparrowmobile.com to learn more and turn your phone into a force for good.

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