We have exciting news! RefugeeOne, the largest refugee resettlement organization in Illinois, will be honoring the work of the Hyde Park Refugee Project at their gala April 27th! Following is an excerpt from the gala invitation: HONOREE RefugeeOne is proud to honor The Hyde Park Refugee Project. Since this volunteer-led organization got started in 2016, we Read More

Love is in the air and we are feeling it. Hyde Park Refugee Project was thrilled to learn that Om on the Range, a yoga studio located on Chicago’s north side, will hold a Partner Yoga Workshop fundraiser in which all the proceeds will benefit HPRP and one other charity. The annual event, led by Read More

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00am – 12:30pm, Literacy Works will host a hands-on workshop at Augustana Lutheran Church. Participants will learn and practice some of the basics of ABE and ESL lesson planning. They’ll practice writing clear, measurable objectives and building our lessons around them. They’ll also discuss two types of lessons for adult Read More

  Dear friends, You recently received a request for donations to finance the purchase of Chromebook laptops for the refugee children we are working with at the middle school and high school levels. We are extremely happy to report that our goal of $5,000 has not only been met but exceeded. We are now determining Read More

Last month, Hyde Park Refugee Project founder Dorothy Pytel was invited to give a talk at Montgomery Place, a high rise retirement community in East Hyde Park.,  Resident Bernard Strauss helped make the arrangements.  “One of our residents talked to me about the general topic and suggested that Bernie Brown [former Dean of Rockefeller Chapel] Read More

Hyde Park Herald recently interviewed Penny Visser, co-director of Hyde Park Refugee Project, and long-time volunteer Susan Augustine about the Refugee Project’s efforts to recruit more volunteers. “All of the refugee families we’re working with recognize the vital importance of education for their children, and they are grateful to the support our community is providing,” Read More

Want to make a difference in a refugee’s life? Hyde Park Refugee Project invites you learn more about our volunteer-based organization and opportunities to get involved. We will be hosting a special information session on Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. at Augustana Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn in Hyde Park. The purpose will be to orient Read More

FORCED FROM HOME PRIVATE TOURS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 6:56 PM and 7:04 PM Richard J. Daley Center 50 W Washington St Chicago, IL Join us for special guided tours of ‘Forced From Home‘ Doctors Without Borders’ interactive, behind the headlines exhibit that’s coming to Chicago’s Daley Plaza Sept 23-30.  Hyde Park Refugee Project has reserved space for Read More

This spring, volunteers have been busy making our organization more efficient and developing a new summer enrichment pilot program for refugee families that we hope to launch this summer with your help. Here’s a quick update of what we’ve been up to: Created a formal employment team and recruited seven volunteers to help find sufficient Read More

“Helping others,” a major tenet of The Scout Oath, was demonstrated recently by Cub Scout Pack 3599, a 45-member group of six to 12 year-olds from Chicago’s South Side. The Pack donated several boxes of office supplies to Hyde Park Refugee Project through Augustan Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, the Pack’s Charter Sponsor since 2016. Read More

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