2017 July

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Saturday, July 29, 2017: Astros await refugee’s first pitch in a new country

Dayana Halawo was nine months pregnant when Syrian planes started bombing her neighborhood in 2012.

As the nation’s brutal civil war raged into its second year, government forces began carrying out a major military offensive in Homs, a key opposition stronghold at the time. The central Syrian city, home to thousands of civilians, including Halawo, her husband Mohamed and 1-year-old son, abruptly transformed into a war zone.

Austin Awesome Academy

Monday, July 24, 2017: The Austin Awesome Academy is hiring!

Great news! Our Austin Awesome Academy is expanding to 5 AISD schools this fall. We are looking for work-study eligible students at UT Austin who would like to work at the Awesome Academy. For more information, check out the work study job board at UT. For any other part-time employment opportunities, please contact Austin@refugeelink.com.
Second home transformation

Wednesday, July 12, 2017: Home Transformation.

We are excited to announce the success of our second home transformation! The mother's reaction was priceless! We would not have been able to do this without the help of our amazing volunteers. We are looking forward to other home transformations in the near future. Thank you!
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Saturday, July 8, 2017: Amaanah receives funding from NFL #GreaterThanTheGame.

We are excited to announce that Amaanah was the only refugee serving organization to take part at #GreaterThanTheGame! This special event is celebrating the charitable impact of Superbowl 51. We were apart of 78 nonprofit organizations across our community who were honored on that day. Thank you once again to the Houston Texans for your continuous support!