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Denver Refugee and Immigrant Vitalization and Empowerment (DRIVE)

DRIVE is a community-based nonprofit organization that has been established to activate civic engagement and increase public policy and advocacy work within the refugee and immigrant communities. 

We are on a journey with immigrants and refugees to empower them to reach the highest peaks of the American dream.

See our mission in action by watching the short video below. Our executive director, Maytham Alshadood, was interviewed by Big Picture Media Company about what drives his passion for empowering immigrants and refugees to become their own advocates. 


Our mission

We empower refugees and immigrants to become their own advocates through civic engagement.


The Latest Scoop

Special Immigrants and Refugees In-State Tuition Bill

SB-87 passed a third and final reading in the Colorado Senate on February 9th, 2018! It was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 14th and assigned to the House Education Committee. It was considered on March 21st and will be formally signed by Governor Hickenlooper on May 30, 2018.

For more information about SB-87, please visit the Colorado General Assembly's website.


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