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.
The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees estimates that 750,000 refugees around the world are currently in need of resettling. The majority will end up in the U.S., which resettles more refugees than any other country in the world.
Dayton’s population has been shrinking since the 1960s. Most of the area’s factory jobs are long gone. To save the city, Schultz has embraced a new idea: Help immigrants and refugees lay roots in Dayton.
Chicagoan Yaghdan Hameid was the original inspiration behind Kirk Johnson's The List Project. After working as a program officer with USAID in Baghdad, Yaghdan realized his partnership with the U.S. government was putting his family's life in danger.