The Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to empowering refugees and immigrants of Middle Tennessee through direct social services and educational programs.
In 2011 NICE:
- Introduced the Refugee Farmers Feeding Nashville Initiative, which puts new arrival refugees from agrarian societies to work on small family farms in and around Nashville
- Settled 20 families in the first 3 months of our new Resettlement Program
- Secured over 80 jobs for clients
- Began the Refugee Integration Program, comprised of the Workforce Mentorship Program, the Service Learning Program, the Leadership Training Series, the Train to Work Program, the English At-home Tutoring Program, and English classes
- Served 445 clients in the Education Program 2011
- Launched a summer program for elementary and middle schoolers and a full-fledged after-school program at Glencliff High School
NICE would be nothing without its amazing staff. Visit this section to learn about each member of our team and our Board of Directors
Take a look at NICE's mission, vision, values and goals.
Originally established as the Sudanese Community & Women's Services Center, the Nashville International Center for Empowerment was renamed in spring of 2010, a name which more fully represents the services we provide and the community we serve. Since our founding, we have expanded to serve people from 43 different nations across the Nashville area, with most of our clients being of African and Middle Eastern descent
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Click here to read recent articles from the NICE about important events and services