Iskashitaa Refugee Network is very grateful for our funders. We are thrilled to announce that in April we were named the recipients of grants from three funders.
We would like to thank the Desert Southwest Conference Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church for their support of our harvesting program.
We would also like to thank the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona for their support of Dishes & Stories, Iskashitaa's social venture in partnership with Crossings Kitchen. The Women's Foundation has provided funding for the first year of activities including recipe testing and curriculum development and implementation, which will help us build toward the goal of a café and training center for refugee and immigrant women.
Additionally, as a part of LEAF's (Linking Edible Arizona Forests) successful proposal to the University of Arizona Green Fund, Iskashitaa Refugee Network will host an intern for the 2013-2014 academic year. The intern will work to develop materials related to best practices for harvesting local food including carob, pomegranates, and various types of citrus.