Recapturing a Future

Jinsi was fourteen when they came. The military stormed her small village and forced her father to work for them. And then he was gone. Dead. When the military insisted her mother take his place, her mother decided that there was only one thing to do: flee.

Announcing new Director of Refugee Programming and Planning

We are proud to announce Rona Buchalter has been named the new Director of Refugee Programming and Planning.
Rona has developed and led several education-related programs in Philadelphia over the past 20 years. Most recently, she led the team founding Independence Charter School West in Southwest Philadelphia, a public K-8 school focused on global citizenship and language acquisition.

In the News: 1,000 fewer refugees resettled in Pennsylvania in FY2017

“It’s incredibly mercurial, it’s incredibly capricious, and it’s incredibly hard to manage,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of the refugee resettlement group HIAS Pennsylvania, of the federal government’s back and forth with the courts over refugee policy this year. Read more of WHYY's coverage of the lower number of refugee arrivals this past year here.


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