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The negative effects of gun violence and arming teachers

Gun violence has been a major issue in American schools in the last 15 years. Some argue that arming teachers will promote safety in schools. However, this could have very negative consequences, especially for newcomers.  “I don’t know if I can honestly tell my students that school is a safe place to be anymore. Of ... Read more

What my family did in a fire emergency

A fire emergency can happen to anyone. Learn how a fire emergency is taken care of in the US and what you can do to prepare. Most of us who came to the United States through refugee resettlement remember going through new arrival orientation. Resettlement orientation staff talk about many topics, including fire emergencies. I ... Read more

Shiva Farrokhi is creating change with a new platform

An Iranian immigrant draws on her life experience to help others. Shiva Farrokhi is creating change by helping people find their voice online. Originally from Iran, Shiva Farrokhi came to the United States to continue her education and obtain her master’s degree in Industrial Design at her dream school, Art Center College of Design. Having ... Read more
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Welcome Refugees to Your Community

As a community member you can help welcome refugees to your community.

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Romana Lee-Akiyama shines in the nonprofit sector

Romana Lee-Akiyama is no stranger to the nonprofit sector. She’s taken on various roles for the greater good. Lee-Akiyama has been the director of grantmaking and diversity and inclusion initiatives in the nonprofit sector, for WOMEN’S WAY. She was also the deputy director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. Hence, Lee-Akiyama understands ... Read more