Editor's note: This podcast is produced by Innovate Fort Worth, a service of the UNT Health Science Center's Innovation Ecosystems. Cameron Cushman, assistant vice president of the Innovation Ecosystems, hosts the podcast. He also is member of the reader advisory council of the Fort Worth Report.


It takes a big heart to tackle a big problem. Meet Munatsi Manyande, the executive director of the DASH Network, an organization with an innovative approach to helping asylum seekers. People seeking asylum arrive with nothing and aren’t eligible for government benefits, and this is where the DASH Network steps in. They provide housing, food, language training and more in one of the largest program serving asylum seekers in the country. Munatsi explains the difference between asylum seekers and refugees, how the DASH Network is holistically serving people who are often overlooked, and what is next for the nonprofit.  

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