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Becoming a US Citizen Removes a Barrier to Justice.

By chicagoland | July 4, 2022

Celebrating the 4th of July for a naturalized citizen can have a different flavor. It is an indescribable feeling of pride, freedom, and belonging. A naturalized citizen is a person with legal permanent resident status, who has made the choice to become a US citizen. Specifically, he or she has fulfilled the requirements established by…

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How You Can Lead from Where You Are

By chicagoland | May 5, 2022

Leadership reflection from World Relief Chicagoland Executive Director Susan Sperry. At World Relief, we regularly say that we want to create communities of love and welcome. I believe that this is an important vision. In fact, it’s a guiding idea…

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A Reflection During Volunteer Appreciation Month

By chicagoland | April 11, 2022

Along with the coming of spring and the celebration of Easter, April is when World Relief celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation week. A week when we recognize the profound impact of volunteers and the lasting change they bring to our communities.

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Impact in 2021

Impact Report: Key Metrics from the 2021 Year in Review

By chicagoland | April 7, 2022

This year, the World Relief Chicagoland community continues walking alongside immigrants and refugees throughout Chicagoland by providing vital services through a community of staff, volunteers, church partners, grant funders, business leaders, and other individuals. In 2021, we remembered the African…

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