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As you may have seen in the news, U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next, how World Relief Chicagoland is responding, and how you can help. Susan Sperry, Executive Director of World Relief Chicagoland, sat down to help answer some of these questions. What happens now that U.S.…

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Because of your generosity, we were able to meet our matching gift in 48 hours! Your donations are helping bringing hope, healing and restoration right here in Chicagoland. Dollar for dollar, your donation to World Relief Chicagoland will be matched up to $7,500 Check out the “why” behind the opportunity you have to double your…

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As a trained nurse and child development worker from a country in West Africa, Yao came to the United States on a scholarship to gain further education in psychology and counseling. He brought those skills to his work as a volunteer tutor with World Relief, where he met a little boy named Abdul who changed…

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There are many tasks that face us each new day. For example, maybe you are someone who makes a weekly to-do list to keep everything organized. When you take time to go over your calendar and prepare for the week, what does your schedule look like? Those of us who are immigrants and who are…

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World Relief staff member, Jerome Bizimana, became a U.S. citizen after his struggle to escape hate and violence in what felt at times like a hopeless quest for peace.

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At World Relief, we like to say that the immigration system is like navigating a maze that is also a minefield. There are lots and lots of ways that you can go wrong and irreparably damage your chances to reach your goal of becoming a permanent resident or Citizen of the United States. One aspect…

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Can a single eBook help you fully understand the current refugee crisis? No, but we’re hoping it can do one thing—help you get to know refugees. If you’ve seen the stories of refugees in the news and wanted to help them feel loved and supported, but haven’t known where to start… This eBook is for…

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In March we introduced you to Jenny Park, who became a World Relief volunteer a couple months into COVID-19. Drawing on her own experience as an immigrant and her skills in language tutoring, Jenny provided education support to a young woman from East Africa named Medina. In this post, Jenny shares about how a time…

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We at World Releif Chicagoland are so incredibly proud of the senior class of 2021. You faced challenge upon challenge and have done an amazing job! Ahmad Marie Name of High School – West Aurora High School Home Country – Syria How many years have you lived in the United States? – 4 years 10…

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