To settle and support more families, Refugee Project will expand

This story by Andrea Holliday originally appeared in the Hyde Park Herald on May 18, 2021 With the country opening to more refugees, the five-year-old Hyde Park Refugee Project is entering a new phase of its existence: a time of great expansion and a rapidly spreading web of partnerships. Their new goal, in tune with …

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As Biden plans to boost refugee acceptance, local volunteers gear up with new fundraiser

Buoyed by President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to greatly multiply the number of refugees admitted to the U.S., the Hyde Park Refugee Project (HPRP) is pulling its boots on. Their Winter Appeal on GoFundMe will raise dollars to continue supporting families already settled in the neighborhood, while also preparing the group to welcome new neighbors in 2021.  For …

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Hyde Park Refugee Project Gives More Than $10,000 To Resettled Families Amid The Pandemic

The original story appeared in Block Club Chicago on July 28, 2020 by Maxwell Evans. HYDE PARK — In the months before the coronavirus pandemic, Hyde Park Refugee Project organizers planned to help a family resettle on the South Side through partner agency RefugeeOne. That all changed when the pandemic hit and “resettlement [was] completely closed down by …

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The Best Laid Plans

Originally published: March 20, 2020 Dear HPRP Community, As many of you know, we have spent the last few months preparing to resettle a new family. We have been gathering new volunteers and building a welcome team, fundraising, and hunting for an apartment to house them. We’ve been thinking about furniture and household goods, schools, …

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Hyde Park Refugee Project asks for donations to help local families affected by coronavirus outbreak

Published MARCH 25, 2020 The Hyde Park Refugee Project is asking for donations to help refugee families living in the neighborhood affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak. The organization, composed entirely of volunteers, assists 45 people across six families, many of whom have suddenly found themselves struggling with additional instability.“They are in the group of …

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Hyde Park Refugee Project 2019 Summer Enrichment Camp Doubles the Fun

Although the long days of summer provide a needed break from the hustle and bustle of the school year, studies indicate that the “summer slide,” as it is known, can take a toll, especially on kids for whom English is not the first language. For the second consecutive year, the Hyde Park Refugee Project has …

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