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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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Hyde Park Refugee Project Assists Refugee Families’ Transition to New Housing

The Hyde Park Refugee Project, a volunteer-run organization involving more than 500 community volunteers supporting refugee families living in our neighborhood, recently helped two refugee families find and relocate to new homes.  One of the biggest issues confronting refugee families is lack of affordable housing. In the summer of 2019, two Syrian families needed to …

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Refugee One to Honor the Refugee Project and Hold Upcoming Workshop

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 …

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