News & Views

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.

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

Meet Our Staff: Dzemila Bilanovic

“I really want to work with immigrants and refugees, and work to help the world in some way. I want… MORE

New citizens discuss what voting means to them

Sheril, 21, at her Citizenship ceremony in 2019 Photo credit: Hannah Snyder Photography   Dear HIAS PA Supporter, Today you have the… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: October 2020

This election season has been like no other. I’m sure that you, like the rest of us, have gotten the… MORE

Meet Our Staff: Kerry Coughlin

“One of my favorite things is when Philly Neighbors develop strong friendships with the clients they’re working with, and stay… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: September 2020

September marked six months since the start of the pandemic. Six months since our routines were abruptly upended. Six months… MORE

Meet Our Staff: Noelle Lemon

“The number one biggest honor and privilege is getting to work with young people, and gaining their trust – that… MORE

Weekly Wins Monthly Round-up: August 2020

To receive these Weekly Wins in your email, please subscribe to the HIAS Pennsylvania newsletter! The pandemic has placed the… MORE