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At HIAS Pennsylvania, we draw on the voices of so many people to give us strength: our clients, whose struggles here and abroad we need to understand; volunteers and interns, who reach beyond themselves to serve however they can; our donors, without whom we could not do our work; and our staff, who change lives every day. Listen with us. Add your voice to the ones you hear.

Weekly Wins Round-up: March 2021

Dear HIAS PA Supporter, One year. It has been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, keeping most… MORE

Meet Our Staff: Gabriela Rodriguez

“We’re able to provide a little light at the end of the tunnel or hope that their life might not… MORE

Holidays Around the World: Semana Santa

Tamales are traditionally eaten when families gather together to celebrate Semana Santa. As part of HIAS PA’s “Holidays Around the World”… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-Up: February 2021

February brought many things to look forward to – a new citizenship act in Congress, better weather, the hope of… MORE

Meet Our Staff: Charlie Heil

“One advantage of working at HIAS PA is that the world comes to you.” -Charlie Heil, Adult Education Lead Instructor… MORE

Holidays Around the World – Lunar New Year

Banh Chung and Banh Tet are traditional Vietnamese rice cakes made from glutinous rice, mung beans, pork, and other ingredients. They are a… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: January 2021

January has already brought so much hope to the United States and to immigration organizations throughout the country, between the… MORE

Meet Our Staff: Mark Saucedo

“Immigration is always personal for me, because ultimately people just want to be happy, and I want to be the… MORE


    Last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement billboards popped up around Pennsylvania featuring pictures of immigrants who had recently… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: November 2020

Last week, in the midst of the global pandemic and increasingly harsh barriers to immigration, we gave thanks. Thanks for… MORE