Nations Ministry Center: Community Corner


For this episode of Community Corner we’re speaking with Diane Uwamahoro from the Nations Ministry Center for refugees. Diane herself was a refugee, relocating from Rwanda to escape genocide in 1994. Walking to the Democratic Republic of Congo then traveling to Kenya, Diane officially moved to Nashville in 1996 at seven years old.

Founded in 2002 by Nashvillians, the Nations Ministry Center is a nonprofit organization that advocates for refugees as they come to Nashville. The organization focuses on helping families accumulate generational success. They have services for children, parents, and grandparents, supporting them all as they adjust, assimilate, and settle in to the community. The founders of the Nations Ministry Center saw a need for an agency like this, noticing the amount of refugees relocating to Nashville. Working to lessen language, economic, and social barriers, this organization makes sure that the refugees they work with have all resources they need to do well and feel comfortable.

Listen to the full Community Corner episode below to learn more about Diane Uwamahoro and the Nations Ministry Center.

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