Ensuring refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come.

Around the world, over 110 million people are displaced from their homes due to war, unrest, or natural disaster. When refugees and immigrants come to Nashville, they are faced with a new language and culture, away from all they’ve ever known.


At NICE, we help our new neighbors start the next chapter of their lives in peace.

Our Programs

NICE welcomes refugees through the U.S. State Department's Refugee Admissions Program, and provides multiple programs for refugees and immigrants to thrive in their new community. Since 2005, NICE has served over 37,500 people in Middle Tennessee.

Co-Sponsor a Refugee Family

Co-Sponsorship is a partnership between NICE, a community group, and a refugee family. By harnessing the power of community, you can help a new neighbor build a life in Nashville.

Support Ukrainians arriving in Nashville

NICE is providing critical support services to the hundreds of Ukrainian refugees who are now arriving in Middle Tennessee. Help us welcome our new Ukrainian neighbors by volunteering or making a donation.