On February 8, 2017, the Hyde Park Herald published a letter to the editor written by members of the Hyde Park Refugee Project in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order that restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries. Read the letter>>
In the weeks following the arrival of our first refugee family, volunteers worked closely with the parents teaching them how to navigate the neighborhood and the city via public transportation and orienting them on the basics of life in Chicago. We escorted the family to various medical and administrative appointments, registered their children for school, enrolled the …
On December 23, 2017, the Hyde Park Refugee Project, in partnership with RefugeeOne, welcomed its first refugee family to Hyde Park. Forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria due to the escalating violence and conflict there, the family of five made their way to Turkey where they eventually received permission to resettle in the US.