Join us for a special tour of Doctors Without Borders Forced From Home Exhibit on September 26

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 …

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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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Hyde Parkers ‘jump in’ to supply winter gear for Syrian families, neighbors in need

Thanks to the generous donations of scores of Hyde Park residents, four Syrian families and several disadvantaged community members received much-needed warm weather gear just in time for winter. The family friendly event took place on Wednesday and Saturday of last week at Augustana Lutheran Church in Hyde Park. When the call for the clothing …

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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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