Update on Legislation Protecting Refugees  Published 8/26/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMEPlane carrying refugees arriving to resettle in the US.

As we hear on the news each day about the growing humanitarian crises around the world, I know many of us wonder what we are doing to protect vulnerable people such as refugees.  One way that LIRS works to improve the lives of refugees is to support legislation aimed at protecting and welcoming... more

A Refugee Leadership Academy in Utah  Published 8/21/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMEMigrant and refugee leadership training.

When LIRS Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy alumni are motivated to take their experiences back to their communities, we are... more

Lugar de Bienvenida/The Place of Welcome Program to Host Free Information Session in Baltimore on August 19th  Published 8/18/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMEplace_of_welcome_flyer_Span

Tomorrow, August 19th, LIRS will host a free information session for migrant families and sponsors in Baltimore in partnership with the Esperanza Center and Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church. Staff from the Esperanza Center will lead a presentation in Spanish on legal and community resources... more

How Your Breakfast Can Empower Refugees  Published 8/17/2015 in REDEFINING WELCOMEGranola like that made by refugees learning job skills at Providence Granola Project.

Here at LIRS we look forward to hearing about amazing stories of empowerment for refugees, taking action, and community building. This next story has all that and granola!  We are pleased to share this guest blog post by Anne Dombrofski, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Beautiful Day, a... more