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The Impact of Youth Mentoring

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Ruth shares the stigma around joining the WRQC Youth Mentoring Program and the rewarding outcomes from simply stepping out of the comfort zone.  Resettling in a new location can bring one of the most exciting feelings as individuals look forward to starting a new journey of life. However, for children of refugees and immigrants, there…

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Generations of Celebration

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Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated for decades. Each year, families celebrate through festivals, gatherings and reflecting on the history and sacrifices past generations made. Gabriela Arreguin looks back on her family resettlement history and how far they’ve come since then. “I am very proud of where my family is now, they didn’t have much…

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Glory to Be Revealed

A soccer player and former refugee from Myanmar.

Here’s how Di Sae’s faith and love of soccer helped him bond with others in school and honor his parents’ sacrifices along the way.

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This Year’s Volunteer Spotlights

In celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we asked some of our volunteers to share why they believe volunteering with World Relief QC is important to them and their communities. We hope their responses inspire you to get involved in your own community. Next week is Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we want to celebrate our amazing…

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World Relief Quad Cities Awarded $150,000 Grant to Break Down Barriers to Economic Advancement for Immigrants & Refugees in Rural Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pinkston Team QUAD CITIES (March 22, 2023) — World Relief Quad Cities is the recipient of a $150,000 grant by Jobs For the Future (JFF), Ascendium, and World Education Services (WES) Mariam Assefa Fund, a group of funding organizations working together to advance economic inclusion for immigrants, refugees, and migrant…

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More than Disaster: International Women’s Day

The death toll following the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has climbed to over 50,000. Millions of people are in need of shelter. This International Women’s Day, our hearts go out to the women who are doubly disadvantaged after the earthquakes. Above: women wait hopefully for their relatives to be reached in rescue efforts ©…

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9 Things You Need to Know About Private Sponsorship

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On January 19th, the Biden Administration announced a new private sponsorship program for refugees called The Welcome Corps. Through Welcome Corps, everyday Americans can directly sponsor refugees who are being resettled in the U.S.  Today, there are an estimated 103 million displaced people globally, including 32.5 million refugees. Forced from their homes and separated from…

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