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In Fayetteville, Ark. this March, volunteers were on their way to set up an apartment, cars loaded with linens, lamps, crockery and canned food, when they were abruptly told to turn around. The refugee family from the Democratic Republic of Congo would not be coming.
Join us as we celebrate 10 years of service to resettled refugees in Texas! A limited number of individual tickets are now on sale for Rays of Change 2018! Visit https://refugeelink.com/rays-of-change/ to reserve your seat.
May and June are going to be busy months for the Amaanah Team in Houston and Austin. Rock The Blocks, Eat for Amaanah's, and Rays of Change 2018 are around the corner. We would love your participation. For a complete list of events and details, visit www.fb.com/amaanahrefugees
A deserving single mother in our Transformed program is now a car owner! Thanks to our generous donors and hard working team for making this happen. To learn more about Transformed, please visit www.refugeelink.com/transformed
National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning gave President Trump 45 letters from her refugee students during a private meeting with him on Wednesday. The 18-year teaching veteran had just delivered a speech at the White House when she found herself with a few private moments with Trump. She handed him the letters in a manila folder titled "Dear Mr. President" and a return address..
Join us as we celebrate 10 years of service in Texas! Rays of Change 2018 is selling out fast! Reserve your private table or corporate sponsorship at www.raysofchange.com today! Please contact email@example.com for more details.
The Central Texas Tough Mudder is just around the corner and Team-Amaanah is gearing up to take on the course! While tackling obstacles in mud is fun, the true purpose of running a Tough Mudder is to raise support and awareness for our resettled refugee neighbors in Texas. Check out the link below to contribute to an Amaanah runner, and help our team raise support to reach our goal of $10,000 ! https://austin.kindful.com/tough-mudder-ctx-2018-2018
Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan won the Pulitzer Prize for their editorial cartoon on a Syrian family's journey to safety in the US. This lengthy but impactful piece brings to light the emotions and realities of families seeking refugee from all over the world.
A great New York times article highlighting the economic and employment impact of refugee resettlement in the US
Houston Rockets and the Barbara Bush Foundation partner with Amaanah!
The talk will focus on the long-term integration challenges of refugee resettlement. Ghulam will explore the employment and career opportunities that many new Americans pursue and how their experiences impact their financial future. Ghulam will also provide potential solutions that cities and communities can explore to improve resettlement outcomes