DoorDash Expands Partnership With the International Rescue Committee to Support Immigrant and Refugee Communities
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a humanitarian aid, relief, and development organization founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein. For over 80 years, the IRC has worked to help people whose lives and safety are at risk.
This year, DoorDash has partnered with the IRC to expand our Financial Empowerment programming and support immigrant and refugee communities. Financial Empowerment programming provides access to essential resources like food and shelter, but also helps people gain financial stability and independence.
You can learn more about our partnership with the IRC below. We hope you’ll join us in supporting these vital communities.
Overview of Doordash’s Financial Empowerment Programming
DoorDash is committed to working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to support immigrant and refugee communities.
DoorDash has been working with IRC for some time now, and has plans to expand its partnership with the organization in order to provide more financial empowerment programming. This programming will include an expansion of the food delivery service’s Dasher onboarding process, designed to help new dashers understand how to navigate the U.S. financial system and access important benefits like healthcare and social security.
In addition, DoorDash will be working with IRC to provide education and resources on financial stability, entrepreneurship, and social services. This programming will be available in both English and Spanish, making it accessible to as many people as possible.
What the Expanded Partnership Entails
The DoorDash expanded partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an important step in helping to support the immigrant and refugee communities. The new partnership will help to grow the IRC’s financial empowerment programming, which provides refugees access to essential financial products and services that can help improve their quality of life.
This is a critical time for refugees, and the IRC is dedicated to helping them build a foundation for a brighter future. Financial empowerment is one of the most effective ways to do this, and the DoorDash team is proud to support their work.
Increase Access to Career and Financial Resources
DoorDash is committed to supporting the immigrant and refugee communities.
This is why we’ve partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to expand our Financial Empowerment programming. The IRC provides critical resources and opportunities to help immigrants and refugees build financial stability and achieve self-sufficiency.
Working together, we’ll increase access to career and financial resources for thousands of people in need. This is an important step in our mission to support these communities and help them thrive.
IRC’s Commitment to Immigrants and Refugees
Now, more than ever, it’s important to support immigrant and refugee communities. That’s why the IRC is so dedicated to providing financial support to immigrants and refugees who are often excluded from traditional banking systems. With their expertise in navigating the financial system and their commitment to helping those most in need, they are a perfect fit for DoorDash’s mission.
The IRC works with refugees, immigrants and asylees to develop financial capacity through online banking services, credit building tools, tax preparation assistance and more. They also run programs that provide hands-on coaching and workshops that empower participants with the skills they need to manage their finances.
These comprehensive programs have enabled thousands of people resettling from conflict and disaster areas all over the world access financial services and resources, allowing them to gain greater control over their lives and build a brighter future for their families.
Growing the Program’s Impact
You’ve already seen the positive impact the DoorDash-International Rescue Committee financial empowerment programming has had on communities. Now it’s time to grow that impact even further.
DoorDash is investing more to expand this program in three ways: increasing grant sizes, expanding access to more cities and states, and building out a robust suite of financial coaching tools.
The increased grant sizes will make it possible for immigrant and refugee families to cover more costs associated with raising a family in their new home, such as rent, childcare, transportation and more. To reach more individuals, DoorDash is also expanding access to cities and states outside of the program’s initial pilot areas in California and New York.
Finally, DoorDash is investing in custom-built coaching tools for IRC to automate their financial education curriculum—building out an online portal with modules that focus on credit-building activities like budgeting, debt management and personalized resources for the immigrant community based on their needs. This will help make sure that IRC can support its current clients as well as future ones.
Challenges and Opportunities for the Future
Now that you’ve got a better understanding of the partnership between DoorDash and the International Rescue Committee, it’s time to think about some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
The first challenge is to expand access to these financial empowerment programs beyond traditional banking institutions. For many refugees and immigrants, access to banking and financing is limited or non-existent, so alternative solutions need to be explored. On the flip side, this presents an opportunity for organizations like DoorDash to fill in those gaps and provide more access to financial services in underprivileged communities.
Another challenge for DoorDash and the International Rescue Committee is scaling their efforts as more refugees and immigrants enter the U.S.. To meet this goal, both organizations are looking for new partners that can help them expand their reach and provide training opportunities for members of these communities.
Ultimately, this partnership between DoorDash and the International Rescue Committee presents a great opportunity to support underserved populations while also helping individuals build financial stability. With that in mind, both organizations are paving the way for a more equitable future.
DoorDash is expanding its partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to provide additional resources and support to immigrant and refugee communities. This expanded partnership will include a financial empowerment program that will offer access to job training, English language classes, and financial education.
This is an important step in helping immigrant and refugee communities build a brighter future, and DoorDash is proud to be a part of it. Thank you for your support.