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Syrian and Chicagoan: Two Families Become One  Published 4/25/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOME

This blog was originally published by RefugeeOne in their Winter 2016 newsletter and is shared here with... more

The Incredible Value of Volunteers  Published 4/20/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEVolunteerWithRefugee

Elena Ferrantino remembers the struggles of leaving home because of the threat of war in Moldova... more

A Time to Protect Youth—Not to Punish  Published 4/12/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEbeacon of light

In early March, the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced “Operation Border Guardian,” a new enforcement action. This operation focuses deportation efforts on “brand new” adults—specifically children who came alone to the United States seeking protection and... more

Talking to Your Kids About the Refugee Crisis: 8 Activities for Families  Published 3/28/2016 in REDEFINING WELCOMEFamilySmall

It can be difficult to begin an age-appropriate conversation about tragedy with your children, especially when it's an ongoing situation like the refugee crisis. So, we've pulled together this list of activities to help families learn about refugees and find ways to make a difference. 1.... more