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Catalyst Radio: Refugee Education Center aims to help refugee children and families in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne speaks with Susan Kragt, executive director of the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit Refugee Education Center. The mission of the organization is to help refugee families who are already living here and who want to integrate more fully...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Kelly Davis at ArtPrize 9

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. Community member Kelly Davis discusses...

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Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan provides legal services to refugees, immigrants

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Raquel Owens, Site Director from Justice For Our Neighbors West Michigan, discusses some of the options for our community's immigrant and refugee population.  With the site...

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Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you need food and you visit the Mobile Pantry at Union High School, chances are the person who serves you will be a refugee. Refugee students, explains school improvement facilitator Halima Ismail, are at the heart of Union's partnership with...

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Our call to stand with refugees

by (worldrenew)

Submitted 02-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

"I am not an immigrant. There are relatively few of us who can say this, but I am one of the Native Americans that can make that claim. I remember the waves of immigrants who have washed over this country, not all honoring the people already...

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Photo gallery of protest at Gerald R. Ford International Airport

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-31-2017 under NEWS

The protest at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport took place Sunday along with other protests nationwide in response to President Trump's executive order banning refugees and many other citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Bethany Christian Services helps refugee families adjust to life in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Nathan Slauer, VISTA Leader at Bethany Christian Services, discusses the current refugee crisis, the refugee resettlement efforts of the organization, and how folks in the community can get...

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Catalyst Radio: Civil discourse initiative promotes dialogue on immigration, refugees

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NEWS

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jack Mangala, the current Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse at Grand Valley State University. He is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Political Science, and...

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Local refugee center hosts summer literacy program, looks for volunteers

by (WMRECC)

Submitted 06-21-2016 under NEWS

What is a refugee exactly? How can I help refugees in my community? What are practical ways I can get involved? I want to contribute to this growing need in my community, but it seems so overwhelming and I don’t know where to start! What can I...

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Catalyst Radio: local connections to Syrian Conflict

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Submitted 05-20-2016 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   As Syrian-born Americans, Dr. Sam Attal and Dr. Mohammad Saleh have both played an important part in helping Syrians during this 5+ year uprising and...

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