“COIN's local practices align closely with those of DPBP in Texas, and this trip and subsequent community report is an opportunity to show that Hoosiers care and how volunteering can make a difference in the lives of our immigrant neighbors” said Julie Sommers Neuman, Executive Director of COIN.
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.
Help newcomers adjust to Indy.
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
"We felt we were transported to a medieval sacred space with beautiful murals and design elements that embellished the church architecture."
August 20th — Two young women - one an Orthodox Jew, the other Muslim - learn they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through arranged marriages.
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.
June 8th a group of graduate students from Indiana University's School for Public and Environmental Affairs organized a community conversation about values and public policy.
IRSC job title: Welcoming Indianapolis Coordinator at New Immigrant Center Why she chose AmeriCorps service: “I am motivated more by helping people than by money,” Hanako said. Why AmeriCorps and IRSC are important: “AmeriCorps helps builds organizational capacity.,” Hanako said.
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.