Date of Award


Document Type


Primary Advisor

Monty Lynn

Secondary Advisor

Jim Orr

Committee Reader

Phil Vardiman


This study is focused on existing refugee programs in both Arizona and Texas by evaluating their overall structure and how they have been innovative in approaching methods and creating programs to assist the onslaught of refugees that enter their communities. Using data from interviews and desk research, I constructed a business model that can be applied to the community of Abilene that will assist in the relocation of refugees. Findings suggest that this may either be a stand-alone project or a program of another organization (such as the International Rescue Committee). I will give the rights of this project to Abilene Christian University’s student-led social entrepreneurship group, Enactus, for the purpose of implementing the project in Abilene.

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