Crossing the Gap is a nonprofit focused on connecting refugees and immigrants to resources in
Camden County. We formed after our founder, Alison DiGiacomo, identified a need in the community
while observing these underserved populations. Despite the existence of free services, many
families went unaware of where these resources were or how to access them.
Her response was to create Crossing the Gap.
To provide quality English language services to local
refugees and immigrants in order to
link them to existing community resources that will enable participants to engage in their
To facilitate a platform where immigrant families can build connections with one another as well as with American locals, thereby helping them become established and confident members of our community
To connect immigrant families to existing services by creating a network, increasing communication amongst disparate organizations, and assisting with transportation between various services
To support the needs of recent immigrants that are not already provided for through existing organizations
What We Do
From the beginning, we have launched projects that address the needs of the community through community. English classes focused on confidence in speaking, community events that promote organic friendships, and gap services designed to overcome barriers of access all work to involve refugee and immigrant families in their new community and better address the boundaries that separate them from resources.Read Our Blog
If you're interested in what we're doing, we encourage you to get involved. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level or background. You could attend our English classes, where you will work with students face-to-face, join our outreach team as we spread awareness in the community, or help behind the scenes with research, design, or social media projects. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for class supplies, event activities, and outreach.Volunteer Today