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Education Matters: Lessons Learned from a Volunteer Tutor

By chicagoland | May 18, 2024

Meet Clare Spaulding! Originally from a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, she’s lived in Chicagoland for nearly eight years. Clare works at Communities In Schools of Chicago, an education non-profit that partners with 238 Chicago Public Schools to provide no-cost programming. She resides in Lincoln Park with her husband of 2.5 years, both active members of…

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The Road to Resilience: How Immigrants Adapt with Support from our Counseling Center

By chicagoland | May 11, 2024

Change is a challenge to everyone. The first thing refugees and other immigrants encounter in America is change. Every day they face critical adjustments like learning a new language, adapting to new cultural norms, adjusting to different weather and food,…

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Everything is New: One Refugee Family’s Adjustment after Eight Months in Chicago

By chicagoland | March 26, 2024

Originally from Syria, Yaser, Mervat, and their three kids came to Chicago eight months ago after fleeing their country and spending years as refugees in Jordan. With your support, our team walked with the family through their initial adjustment in…

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How Refugees Pursue Their Dreams through Workforce Development: Prapa’s Story

By jmau | March 10, 2024

Last year our workforce development team helped over 600 refugees and other immigrants find jobs. Each job placement represents a story full of loss, dreams, and hope. Employment Counselor Kailoni Wegehaupt introduces us to one inspiring family whose grit and…

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How Car Donations Make a Difference

By chicagoland | February 29, 2024

Saba plans to study medicine. But when she arrived in the US two years ago, she faced a huge challenge. Due to the conflict in her home country, she was missing the documents to prove her education and get started…

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