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Updates from the Network
Gloria Avila of Hispanic Services Council of Tampa, Florida
Gloria Greenfield of Sojourner House Inc in Providence, Rhode Island
Carmen Velazquez of Catholic Charities Diocese of Wichita, Kansas
Karel Carreon of Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, Virginia
Thomas Nshagayintwari of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, New York
Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, Virginia
Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach in Rochester, New York
Sojourner House Inc Providence, Rhode Island
World Relief DuPage/Aurora in Wheaton, Illinois
CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration now offers an integration training calendar. Take a look and find trainings across the country that are discussing ways to help immigrants and receiving communities embrace one another. We’re also featuring the Promotoras Program at Colonias Development Council in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Read more to see how they are providing resources to an underserved immigrant population.
Are you interested in learning more about immigrant integration? Check out our new training calender to find classes and courses around the country that fit your needs, hosted by both CLINIC and our partner organizations. If you have a training you’d like added to the calendar, send the event details to Leya Speasmaker, CLINIC’s Integration program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than 30 years, Colonias Development Council of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has addressed the needs of community members living in nearby colonias. Take a look inside their outreach program, Promotoras de Apoyo Familiar.
Outside Events, Webinars, and Resources
This year’s Teacher of the Year is Mandy Manning of Spokane, Washington. She teaches English language development at Joel E. Ferris High School. When she accepted her award at the White House, she brought with her letters from her immigrant and refugee students addressed to President Trump. They shared their experiences on coming to the United States and how being here has given them hope. Some students wrote about their dreams and ambitions. Mandy used this opportunity to not only honor her work as an educator, but her students as well.
Migration Policy Institute Europe lead a webinar that went over the challenges between refugee resettlement and peer support projects. It discussed how peer supporters overcame the numerous obstacles and barriers to support refugees. View the recording today.