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    The Migration Policy Institute to host webinar: Employment Services for Refugees

    January 22, 2020

    The Migration Policy Institute will be hosting a webinar on January 23rd, featuring several speakers. For more information, please read the information below from the organization.   Employment Services for Refugees: Leveraging Mainstream U.S. Systems and Funding THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 2:00 P.M. ET (New York, D.C.) / 1:00 P.M. CT (Chicago) / 12:00 P.M. MT (Denver) / 11:00 A.M. PT (Los Angeles "A key goal of the U.S. refugee resettlement program is to help refugees rapidly find employment. While refugees do work at high rates, and entry-level jobs are often available in today’s tight labor market, service providers sometimes ...

    Welcome Dayton joins PACO’s Three Kings Day Event

    January 6, 2020

    Our Welcome Dayton team volunteered for PACO Dayton's Día de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) event at St. Mary's Church. PACO, Welcome Dayton and church members came together to purchase toys then wrapped and gifted over 100 toys to children of our local Hispanic community in celebration of the holiday. There was also a small food drive for the families to get healthy snacks. Thank you to PACO Dayton, St. Mary's Church, wonderful volunteers and donors who made this event a success.     To learn more about PACO Dayton go to http://www.pacodayton.org/index.html ...

    Ohio Will Continue to Welcome Refugees

    December 31, 2019

    Governor Mike DeWine tells Administration the state of Ohio will continue to accept refugees resettled In response to President Trump's 2019 executive order giving states the option to stop accepting refugees, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the decision to notify the U.S. State Department that Ohio will continue to welcome refugees.   To read more go to Cleveland News at:  https://www.cleveland.com/open/2019/12/ohio-will-still-accept-refugees-gov-mike-dewine-tells-trump-administration.html...

    WDTN: “Welcome Dayton recognizes World Refugee Day”

    July 12, 2019

    "DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Welcome Dayton held a celebration Thursday to honor and recognize World Refugee Day. The event took place at St. John’s United Church of Christ (515 E. Third St.). The celebration included performances by refugee groups, food of different countries and cultures, a multi-cultural fashion show, storytelling by refugees, resource information, and a raffle." See More......

    University of Dayton: The benefits that places like Dayton, Ohio, reap by welcoming immigrants

    July 1, 2019

    "The Trump administration’s emphasis on immigration has often stoked partisan political battles. Those debates, as loud as they are, sometimes obscure the fact that immigrants are about 14% of the U.S. population. Immigrants are adjusting and adapting to life throughout the country and most of them are legal residents or naturalized citizens. As we have explored through our research, this includes newcomers settling in the South, in rural areas and all over the heartland. The successful incorporation of immigrants into U.S. communities is important not only for newcomers themselves, but for everyone – in terms of avoiding the social and political conflict that can accompany demographic changes..." Read More...