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08 Nov: Former refugees elected to public office!
Elections across the country on Tuesday, November 8 brought victories for many first-time public office holders. In Montana and Virginia, it was also an historic election night for two candidates who came to the United States as refugees. Their winning campaigns represent the immense contributions of refugees who are welcomed to this country after fleeing violence and persecution.
16 Oct: Amaanah’s Tough Mudder Team Needs You!
A team of 50 men and women are taking part in a 12 mile obstacle course called Tough Mudder. Why? To raise funds and awareness for Amaanah's unique program called the Awesome Academy. The Awesome Academy is a school-based academic and social support program for resettled refugee students. Amaanah's instructors work along side teachers inside the classrooms to provide students with the extra support they need. The program is currently serving over 600 students across 15 schools in Houston and Austin.
13 Oct: Rock the Block 2017 (Houston) – Video
While Amaanah's focus is on long-term services, we host Rock the Block every year to connect community members to our new neighbors. 300 volunteers. 700 families.1400 bags. Thank you to everyone that made Rock the Block 2017 a huge success. We look forward to seeing you at Rock the Block 2018!
11 Oct: Another Home Transformation Completed!
In partnership with a wonderful group of ladies, we completed another Home Transformation last weekend. Would your group like to volunteer for a Home Transformation? It's simple. All you have to do is get a group of 15-20 volunteers together, raise $3,500, and put in a day's work. Please email info@refugeelink.com for more details!
09 Oct: A very happy Transformed client!
Transformed is our long-term support program for single-mothers that arrived through the refugee resettlement process. A very deserving single-mother in our Transformed program received a car today. Thank you to the generous donor that made this possible! We are always looking for vehicle donations. Please feel free to contact us at info@refugeelink.com if you would like to donate a vehicle.
02 Oct: Rays of Change 2017 (Austin) – Video
We hosted the inaugural Rays of Change in Austin, TX this summer! We could not have asked for a warmer welcome from the Mayor and Austin's many diverse communities. Thank you to all guests and supporters! Your generosity has enabled us to grow our services in a very short period of time. We look forward to seeing you all at Rays of Change 2018 - Austin.
28 Sep: Rays of Change 2017 (Houston) – Video
It's been an amazing year for us and it's all because of our diverse and generous support base. It is with your contributions that we continue to improve, grow, and serve resettled refugees. Here is the video from Rays of Change 2017, our annual benefit dinner in Houston. On behalf of the entire Amaanah team in Houston, thank you.
21 Sep: Awesome Academy Austin Team!
Our team is as diverse as the clients we serve! This week in Austin, Amaanah's Awesome Academy achieved a great milestone. We began programming at 5 Austin ISD schools sites, serving 125 resettled refugee students for this semester. On behalf of all our team in Austin, thank you for investing in us!