It has been one year since the Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (QCAIR) took shape.
In that time, the organization has grown, and given immigrants the tools they need to adjust to American life.
People from eight different cultural and ethnic backgrounds came together Saturday for the first annual QCAIR meeting.
And, while it was all business at the beginning, the meeting was mostly about fun - and celebrating partnerships.
QCAIR's main purpose is to connect refugee and immigrant groups with people that can help them with things like jobs, housing, education, positive police relations and more.
"I am really happy and really encouraging my immigrant community to be involved because we are learning a lot," Nana Ouro-Agoro, QCAIR Program Director, said.
"Information is really important to us. If you know or have information you can do anything you want," she explained.
Immigrants involved with the alliance say coming to a new country is tough, but so far QCAIR is making everything a lot easier.