Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
HIAS Pennsylvania is proud to report that HIAS Pennsylvania Senior Staff Attorney Ayo Gansallo is receiving the 2017 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award. Ayo was selected to receive this year’s award in recognition of her years of tireless service on behalf of some of the most vulnerable members of our population – immigrants and refugees.
Sate Kampar hosted a Muhibbah dinner bringing chefs from around Philadelphia to celebrate immigrants and refugees. All donations were in support of HIAS Pennsylvania. Read about the evening in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As part of Take Action Philly, the HIAS Pennsylvania team led by Lori Alexander and Jason Hernandez, trained attoneys how to take naturalization cases. Read the Philadelphia Bar Reporter's coverage on page 11 here.
We are proud to announce that longtime board member, Judge Harold Berger, has been honored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School as the inaugural recipient of Penn Law School’s Lifetime Commitment award. The award recognizes graduates “who through their lifetime of service and commitment to Penn Law have truly set a new standard of excellence.”
Honored as a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legal Intelligencer, Judge Berger is a managing principal and member of the executive committee of Berger & Montague, P.C.
Judith Bernstein-Baker, former Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania, was recently honored by the Philadelphia City Council in a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez.
The text of the resolution is below:
So many people can get stuck in citizenship limbo through no fault of their own--like parents not applying for residency when they adopt children from abroad.
Volunteer David Broida has secured 15 bikes for newly arrived refugees resettled by HIAS Pennsylvania. Read about his experience and why bikes are important to refugees and immigrants in this Spoke Magazine article.