Refugee Artisans of Worcester is dedicated to identifying refugee artisans in Worcester and assisting them to self-sufficiency through the sale of their artwork, while archiving their heritage, cultural crafts.
Refugee Artisans of Worcester (RAW) is a unique non-profit project that works to support refugees in the city through recognizing the beauty of their traditional artwork. RAW was created in order to embrace the cultures and skill sets of Worcester, Massachusetts refugees while working to financially support these new Americans. The project values recent and long-standing refugees by recognizing their dedication to hard work, ability to produce beautiful art, and willingness to try new projects. In addition, RAW compliments the many refugee resettlement programs in the city by seeking community awareness and assistance.