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Adele Peters

15 February 2019

Canada

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Talent Beyond Boundaries is an organization that connects refugees with specialized skillsets to employers who can offer them jobs (and visas) in Canada and Australia. For many such refugees, employers traditionally a...

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Zaidee Stavely

12 February 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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An ethnic studies teacher at an Oakland high school with a large immigrant population asks each student to spend a bit of the class time teaching their home language to the class. Acacia WoodsChan has noted increasing...

The New York Times

Liz Robbins

7 February 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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For migrant detainees in San Diego County's Otay Mesa Detention Center, a recent letter writing campaign from participants at nearby San Diego State University has brought a small form of hope and courage. The univers...

The Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

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Angela K. Evans

10 January 2019

Boulder, United States

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Having your identity stolen, especially a social security number, is frightening and can have far reaching consequences for everyone involved; while some of the people who commit identity theft have malicious intents,...

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Catarina Fernandes Martins

26 December 2018

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A professional soccer team in Andalusia called Alma de África has helped integrate migrants and locals. The team has 25 players from 16 different countries, including Spain. It provides a sense of family and belonging...

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Anoush Darabi

30 November 2018

Austria

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Programs in upper Austria have helped immigrants integrate into rural communities. Regional-interkulturell.kompetent (RIKK) and Heimat=Sharing engage both newcomers and locals at schools, companies, and social clubs t...

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Yeganeh Torbati

28 November 2018

Derby Line, Vermont, United States

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Iranian families are sidestepping the U.S. Muslim ban inside a library. The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is located in both Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec. Dozens of Iranian families have briefly r...

Politico Magazine

Ethan Epstein

15 November 2018

Austin, United States

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The nonprofit GirlForward operates in Chicago and Austin, and is working to help young refugee girls learn skills and thrive in America. The intensive mentoring and tutoring program has shown results for girls who are...

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Katharine Schwab

30 October 2018

United States

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Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...

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Joshua Partlow

26 October 2018

Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico

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14,000 sandwiches and $8,000 worth of one day’s food, that’s how much Mexicans who live in small towns were willing to spend to help Hondurans on the migrant caravan. “We’re supporting them 100 percent.”

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Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

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Zaidee Stavely

24 October 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, parents, many of whom are immigrants, take family literacy classes at their child's elementary school. These programs empower parents to help students with their homework and provide parents wi...

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Laurel Wamsley

11 October 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Archdiocese of Baltimore is set to start issuing parishioner ID cards in a program modeled off a similar one in Texas. The ID cards include a name, address, and birth date and are meant for undocumented immigrants...

The Hechinger Report

Nick Chiles

4 October 2018

Revere, Massachusetts, United States

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Although Massachusetts has been slow to join the personalized learning movement, when Revere High School, a predominantly immigrant and low income population, decided to adopt the approach, it quickly gained national ...

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Sonja Sharp

2 October 2018

United States

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Across the nations students and school districts are organizing around measures that support immigrant children and families. Websites dedicated to sanctuary cities, Know Your Rights workshops, and undocumented clubs ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

27 September 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

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The International Rescue Committee’s cash transfer program has seen success most recently in Colombia, by helping Venezuelan refugees start fresh in a new place. For the Del Carmen family, cash transfers of $66 per ho...

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Deborah Amos

12 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Since the early 2000s, a growing number of universities and organizations worldwide have opened their doors to refugee academics, offering emergency placement services for scholars hoping to continue their work. Most ...

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Sarah Hillman

12 September 2018

Michigan, United States

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Michigan schools are adopting the TRAILS program to connect counselors with training so they can help students with mental health problems. Counselors are seeing a big positive change in their students. It's part of a...

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Carmel Delshad

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28 August 2018

Landover, Maryland, United States

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A soccer camp has given refugee children in the Washington region a home away from home. L.A.C.E.S. — Life And Change Experienced thru Sports — shares the fun of the sport and aims to build young people’s confidence a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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21 August 2018

Uganda

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After hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees fled to Europe in 2015, wealthy European countries became more invested in fixing a broken immigration system, something which had traditionally fallen on poorer countr...

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Liz Brazile

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20 August 2018

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

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Over 20 U.S. cities have passed municipal I.D. laws, which provide a form of identification to undocumented immigrants. “Municipal IDs are one of the most effective measures that cities can implement to protect and em...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

10 August 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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A human rights center is working with government agencies to identify the remains of people who died crossing the U.S. border. The partnership is helping the families of the dead find out what happened to their loved ...

CNN

Andrea Diaz

10 August 2018

Michigan, United States

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Donating frequent flyer miles is a powerful way to help people experiencing disaster. Miles4Migrants, which typically transports Syrian refugee families, is using crowdsourced miles to reunite migrant families separat...

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Fergus Peace

9 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, a citywide initiative known as Action NYC is connecting immigrants with free legal help and other comprehensive services. While the city provides outreach and coordination, community organizations wi...

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