Re-Establish Richmond
2920 West Broad Street
Suite 246
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement

ReEstablish Richmond's mission statement is to help refugees establish roots, build community, and find self-sufficiency.

CEO/Executive Director Kate Ayers
Board Chair Rick Hanson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address 2920 West Broad Street
Suite 246
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 723-6414
Fax 804 XXX-XXXX
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $39,267.00
Projected Expenses $39,267.00

ReEstablish Richmond's mission statement is to help refugees establish roots, build community, and find self-sufficiency.


Whole Community Impact:

150 refugees have been able to learn skills for self-sufficiency through our community service delivery model

Transportation Program:

30 refugee families learned to navigate the bus system
100 refugees received their learner's permits and/or driver's license
 30 adults were able to get their driver’s license because we funded their behind the wheel driving lessons
50 refugees learned how to navigate the DMV

Community Engagement:

*Hosted four community lunches that got over 75 refugees out of their homes and feel welcomed into the community
*Recruited and trained 40 volunteers to support refugees
*Recruited 45 volunteers who served 26 ESOL students in a summer Enrichment Program
*Recruited 10 volunteers and 15 refugee women to participate in sewing projects to build marketable sewing skills
*Facilitated countless donations to refugees valued at $5,000.
donated over $2,000 to refugees in order to avoid eviction from their homes


*Connected 40 refugees to appropriate ESOL classes; Helped with registration and breaking down barriers such as transportation and childcare
*Connected 20 refugees to jobs or job upgrades
*Facilitated partnerships with at least three local colleges and five employers

Community Involvement:
For World Refugee Day, 2016, ReEstablish Richmond partnered with the Tuckahoe YMCA to hold a Community Resource Fair, connecting greater Richmond community organizations with refugees.

300 people onsite
16 countries represented
45 volunteers
80 refugees families in attendance
31 vendors in education, employment, health, immigration and safety, community and faith organizations

We partner with organizations with from all faith backgrounds, including Muslim, Christian, and the Church of the Later Day Saints. We receive referrals from within the refugee community, Henrico County Department of Social Services, CCC, IRC, and CWS. (3 Refugee Resettlement Agencies in Richmond)


  1. Move Outreach Coordinator position to full time- There is an immediate need to move this position to full time as the number of refugees being resettled in VA will increase from 300 to about 500 over the next year. The cost to move this position to full time would be $3,000 per month.
  2. Move both Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator positions from stipend to salary (Estimated cost: $7,000/month)- We believe funding two full time positions dedicated to supporting refugee self-sufficiency will have an enormous positive impact on the refugee community.
  3. Behind the Wheel Support- We want to increase our current scholarship program from $200 to $400 per month. This ensures refugees become safe drivers.
  4. World Refugee Day Community Resource Fair- We plan to host the 4th annual fair in June of 2017 and hope to increase the budget from $200 to $400.
  5. Volunteers- We believe volunteers build bridges and can be trained to provide extended services to refugees. Our hope is to continue holding a volunteer training session every other month and train at least 20 volunteers at each session. Volunteer coordination costs a lot of time, which supports our need to provide full time salaries for both staff members.
  6. Support refugee interpreters- We believe contracting with refugees to provide interpretation and translation to support our programming is important. It enables refugees to gain important job experience when they first arrive, and provides a way for Reestablish to give directly to the refugee community. We currently have $1,000 in our budget to do this, but would like to increase this amount to at least $2,000.

Background We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was formed in 2010 to fill a void with initial refugee resettlement. We collaborate with resettlement agencies, residential property owners, educators, faith communities and other organizations to ensure that every refugee resettled in Richmond has the opportunity to establish roots and build community.
CEO Statement

Richmond currently has three refugee resettlement agencies that are federally contracted to support refugees within the first three months of resettlement. ReEstablish Richmond is a direct response to the cognizance that refugees need more than three months to become completely self-sufficient. We believe that refugee voices matter and add value to the greater Richmond community. We hope to keep our funding resources flexible so that we can continue to meet the diverse needs of refugees.

I continue to be proud of the work of ReEstablish Richmond and the things that make it unique in the refugee provider community. We are a small and agile agency with our ears to the ground, listening and responding to the needs of the different refugee communities in Richmond. We built our programs by listening to refugee voices and have a commitment to continue to do so. Community dialogue, client engagement, and grassroots practices really do work, and I am moved at how appreciative the refugee community is of people who will truly listen. 

Kate Ayers

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
ReEstablish Richmond serves refugee clients in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area. That said, the majority of refugees that we serve live in Henrico County.
Board Chair
Board Chair Rick Hanson
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Feb 2014 to July 2017
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Patrick Braford
Company Affiliation Global Painting RVA
Term Jan 2014 to Feb 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ayad Aldejeri Community Volunteer
Katie Bisceglia Business Owner
Patrick Braford Re-Establish Richmond
Marilyn Breslow Retired
Kathryn Hall VA Hospital
Rick Hanson Retired
Beth Nolan Nonprofit
Benga Oguntokun IT Company
Marjorie Patterson Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Ramona Taheri Nonprofit
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 6
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 6
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 1
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Kate Ayers

Kate Ayers, Executive Director, joined ReEstablish Richmond in 2013. She began working with the refugee population after she participated in the ”Just Faith” program, a semester long class on social justice issues around the world. She spent the last 11 years working as a special education teacher and department chair in Hanover County. Kate is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching. Years of mentoring youth and adults made her aware of the many issues that refugees face on a daily basis, which motivated her to pursue  a career with ReEstablish Richmond.  She has spent the last two years as the Outreach Coordinator for ReEstablish Richmond where she developed and delivered programs to refugees in the areas of transportation and job preparation. 

Volunteers 50
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 66
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2015
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description Shelter is Security
Description Knowledge is Empowering
Description Employment is financial self sufficiency
Description Transportation is Independence
Description Refugee success starts with community engagement
CEO/ED/Board Comments Richmond is expected to increase the number of refugees that will be resettled here from 250-300 per year to 400-500 per year. This influx of refugees will mean that more resources will be needed to support our current programs.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $39,267.00
Projected Expenses $39,267.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$29,266$16,471$28,532
Administration Expense$982$2,502$3,291
Fundraising Expense$199$574$653
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.180.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%84%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%3%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$6,318$7,939$4,458
Current Assets$6,318$7,939$4,458
Long-Term Liabilities$0--$0
Current Liabilities$0--$0
Total Net Assets$6,318$7,939$4,458
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Organization Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Organization files a Form 990-N.
  • Financial information obtained from statements provided by the organization.