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A new Quad Cities scholarship fund hopes to mitigate some of the economic challenges faced by new Americans seeking higher education. The fund, to be titled “Quad Cities Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees,” will be managed by the Community Foundation in partnership with World Relief Quad Cities. It was inspired by Julie Eisenband and Chris…

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Hello everyone! My name is Brady Johnson and I am very excited to be interning at World Relief Quad Cities. I’m currently a senior at Augustana College studying multimedia journalism and mass communications as well as a minor in communications, and I am originally from Loves Park, Illinois. I was drawn to intern here at…

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As I sat on the couch with Lisa*, she recalled a dream she had when she was a young girl. At first, all she could see was darkness but as she flew, lights began to appear beneath her — mesmerizing her. There was so much happening in the city below as cars and people went…

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by Adrienne Morton // Abdul* began working for the United States Government in Afghanistan in 2007. Prior to his employment with the US military, he had served as a border soldier in Afghanistan and also spent time working for the United Nations. Abdul had always been a hard worker, and his work ethic was quickly…

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Photo: Emma shares a smile with former World Relief Durham Immigration Legal Services Manager, Kjerstin Lewis, moments after receiving her green card. Emma is a mother of four, a wife, a homeowner, a new business owner, and a resident of Durham. She is also one of this country’s new lawful permanent residents (green card holders).…

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Girls wait eagerly for class

Nazia’s family came to the US after being targeted by the Taliban, and with the help of World Relief they begin rebuilding their lives and found employment.

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Pascal Ramadhani identifies as Congolese, but he was born in a small village in Tanzania called Kigoma. With its vast mountains and miles of blue water, an image search of the scenery paints a striking contrast against the refugee camp he spent the first ten years of his life in. He grew up under the…

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For privacy, the program participant’s name has been abbreviated. When A left Rwanda five years ago, she left behind not only her home but also her father. She, her mother, brother and sister had completed the long process of applying for refugee resettlement, but her father had not. She was being offered a chance at a new beginning, and…

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