From Darfur to America: The Journey of the Massalit Have you wondered what it is like to be the first family in an ethnic or language group to arrive in the U.S.?  To be the first of your language to navigate schools, jobs, and culture? Many immigrants benefit from the assistance of those who have...

30 Nov 2016

Striving Toward Dreams: Maryam’s Story At home in Baghdad, Iraq, Maryam’s* parents had always told her that education came first. From a young age she was a straight-A student. But when Maryam was in eighth grade, her life was torn apart and her education interrupted.

24 Oct 2016

Back to School Refugee Student Wins College Scholarship

25 Sep 2016

Vulnerable or Valuable? Business sees refugees as an asset In 2015, while living in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Ancila Munganyinka received a letter that she and her family had been approved to resettle to the United States. Her weary heart held a mix of hope and fear. This would be yet another...

29 Aug 2016

A sure sign of summer is the garden growing at First Baptist Church of Wheaton.  For the past eight or nine years, First Baptist has tilled up a large patch of land at the edge of the church’s property for former refugees, many of whom live in the apartments next door to the church, to plant...

28 Jul 2016