Sajith Silva, Catholic Relief Services program coordinator for Sri Lanka, talked about the vulnerable people displaced by war and how Catholic Relief Services provides hope and support
Maria Pimentel-Gannon is going with her husband. She's one of the interpreters. Asked why she wanted to go, Pimentel-Gannon got choked up and said, "I have two kids...I can't imagine being separated, being kept from them and not being able to do whatever I could" to help them.
When our attention is seized by the latest refugee crisis, it's easy too forget people who've been refugee for decades.
This message comes from CIC's good friend, Mastora Bakhiet, founder of the Darfur Women Network.
September 18th — CIC's Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps is organizing a big party for immigrant Indy. Celebrate Indianapolis as a welcoming and diverse city with music, food, prizes and more! Sponsored by the Indiana Humanities Council, the ALL-IN Block Party is presented by the Immigrant Welcome Center and many community partners
September 17th — Catholic Relief Services’ Caroline Brennan serves as a foreign correspondent from the frontlines of crises in some of the most devastated parts of our world. She'll discuss the crises in Nepal and Ukraine.
Center for Interfaith Cooperation board member Jane Gehlhausen was awarded for her service to refugees resettling in Indianapolis. Way to go Jane!
Liz’s duties focus on reaching out to immigrant and refugee communities impacted by cancer, including organizing cancer-related educational opportunities for refugees and immigrants, recruiting and managing bilingual volunteers, coordinating outreach interpreters and managing material translations
June 30th — an opportunity to share your family’s heritage story. Bring photos, items, and food that showcase your family's immigrant heritage.
Joining AmeriCorps is simple! Send us your resume. We'll meet with you in July and direct you toward a host-site agency that fits.
This is from Catholic Charities Indianapolis — Refugee and Immigrant Services. Mussie Zena is a member of the Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps serving at Catholic
June 20th — Learn to grow food and community! Volunteer on the urban farm from 1-3pm and celebrate from 3-4. Event Is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Music and light refreshments provided.
June 5th — Europe’s immigration system is broken, and no one knows how to fix it. David Sklar of the Jewish Community Relations Council returns from Berlin with a report
Immigrant Refugee & Service Corps member Mussie Zena serves at Catholic Charities, where he helps immigrants and refugees with employment appointments and interviews
Rose Ohiami is hosted by La Plaza, where she assists families with completion of applications for food stamps, cash assistance and/or Medicaid, as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving programs.
May 2nd nearly a hundred Bangladeshis came to the Interchurch Center to learn about healthcare options, consult privately with Bangla-speaking physicians, and enjoy a spring day with families and friends.