Refugee students may lose critical support services that help them adjust to life in the U.S. because federal funds are instead set to be diverted to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children at the border.
Nana Ahmed grew up as a Somali refugee in Yemen. When she came to America, Nana wanted to give back by helping refugees like herself. She, along with seven other Chicago women, formed Somali Women Association of Illinois (SWAI). Nana will share her own experience and how it’s helped dozens of refugees.
The crisis of young unaccompanied migrants could affect another vulnerable population: refugees. Money earmarked to help legal refugees integrate in the U.S. is set to be slashed, and diverted to temporarily housing the immigrant youths.
As new refugees from places like Burma, Bhutan and the Congo struggle to gain a foothold in the U.S., an urban gardening experiment in Chicago’s Albany Park is providing not just food, but ‘spiritual happiness.’
Blair Brettschneider, founder of GirlForward, has been quite busy since first being featured on our Global Activism series. She’s expanded her work helping refugee girls find new lives in America from just one girl from Tanzania, to scores around the world. She was also featured as a “CNN Hero.