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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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Literacy Works to offer 3/14 tutor training on the Refugee Experience

The Refugee Experience: Background Information for Teachers and Tutors Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00 – 8:30 pm Indo American Center 6328 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60659 Are you a tutor, or do you want to become one and work with students from refugee backgrounds? Literacy Works will offer a training session on Wednesday, March …

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Volunteers, donations needed for recently resettled Congolese family

Volunteers and donations needed for recently resettled family from the Congo Through our collaboration with local public schools, the Hyde Park Refugee Project became aware of a family recently resettled from the Congo that is in need.  Many of you are already familiar with this family, as you responded with generosity to our request for …

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Book club provides Thanksgiving dinner to refugee families

A few days before Thanksgiving, while most people were deep into preparations, Natalie Tessler was thinking about who might benefit from a free meal.   While talking with a friend whose children, like hers, attend the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Tessler learned about the Syrian families served by the Hyde Park Refugee Project.  Her …

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Volunteers and donations needed for winter clothing drive

The Hyde Park Refugee Project is hosting another clothing drive and looking for donations as well as volunteers to help sort clothing for the drive.  This time, we are collecting new and gently used winter clothing (pants, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, snow pants, boots, hats, gloves and scarves) for four recently resettled families. We are …

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