HIAS Partners

Refugee Youth Get College & Career Ready With Help From This Innovative Program

Jan 10, 2017

For more than five years, JF&CS Pittsburgh has offered support specifically tailored to the needs of high school students. What started as a small summer program now reaches upwards of 60 high school juniors and seniors per year at two schools in the area.

Boscoe Finds Safety and Self-Expression in Seattle

Dec 13, 2016

With the same level of determination he applied to his journey to the U.S., Boscoe refuses to let his circumstances determine his future—giving up is simply not an option. “I am so appreciative of the help I received from everyone here, but it is up to me to make sure I move forward,” Boscoe said.

LISTEN: HIAS December Briefing Call

Dec 06, 2016

HIAS held a briefing call for supporters on Tuesday, December 6 on the “big changes” to both policy and the environment of welcome in the United States as we prepare for a Trump administration. Click to listen to a full recording.

AmeriCorps Volunteers Turn Their Attention Toward Refugees

Dec 05, 2016

Saba Al Tameemi came to Washington state with her husband and two children in October 2015. Just two months later, the 35-year-old Iraqi with a master’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of Baghdad began helping other newly arrived refugees achieve self-sufficiency.

After War, and Waiting, Syrian Refugees Find Welcome in Buffalo

Dec 01, 2016

The middle-aged man sat quietly in a nondescript refugee center conference room. On the table before him lay a hand-drawn illustration, a colorful, heartfelt expression of thanks to those who had helped his family reach safety after years of tragedy and trauma.

Across the US, Refugees Celebrate Their First Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2016

Across the country, refugees have already begun to gather for Thanksgiving celebrations in the U.S. communities that have welcomed them. Celebrations from Philadelphia to San Diego let refugees and volunteers share the food, and the spirit, of the upcoming holiday.

Voting for the First Time, Former Refugees Embrace Democracy

Nov 04, 2016

“We became refugees in the first place because there was no democratic process, no freedom. So how can you stay in your house and say your vote doesn’t count?”

Interfaith Advocates Rally Finance World In Support Of Refugees

Oct 31, 2016

Before they were raising funds from donors and corporate foundations in support of refugees, they were colleagues in the financial world. Greg Sharenow and Hussein Allidina founded the Interfaith Refugee Project as a way for their peers in the financial industry to join a united, interfaith response to the global refugee crisis.

LISTEN: HIAS Leaders Hold Briefing Call On Election, Refugee Summits

Oct 21, 2016

HIAS held a briefing call for supporters on Thursday, October 20, providing updates on the global refugee crisis. Listen to a full recording of the call here.

HIAS Remembers Ellen Dubin

Oct 07, 2016

For 20 years, Ellen Dubin was at the center of refugee resettlement efforts in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following her passing on September 29, 2016, HIAS remembers her integral contributions to the refugee community and her central role in resettling more than 1,500 refugees from at least 15 countries in North Carolina.