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    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...

    DDN: Muslim youth share their reflections

    January 8, 2018

    When refugees from camps in Tanzania came to Dayton two years ago, the Muslim Sisterhood of Dayton (MSD) reached out to Dayton Catholic Social Services to help. MSD founder Kaukab Husain recruited high school students to form Muslim Youth Outreach (MYO) to tutor young refugees; in addition, MYO volunteered with area charitable organizations. On Dec. 1, members of MYO and their younger counterparts (Young MYO’s) shared reflections on their experiences at MYO Night, held at the Dayton Mercy Society in Miamisburg. ... Read More ...

    DDN: Would you welcome an immigrant next door? Most in Dayton say yes

    September 7, 2017

    Dayton Daily News takes a look at Dayton resident's opinions on having immigrant neighbors. "The results of a citywide survey released this summer found that most Dayton residents (56 percent) said they agree or strongly agree with the statement, 'I would be supportive if an immigrant family moved in next door to me.' Significant numbers of immigrants have purchased and moved into homes in a variety of neighborhoods, including Old North Dayton and parts of East Dayton." ... Read More...

    DDN: PERSPECTIVE: What I learned about the world from my neighbors

    June 23, 2017

    Dayton Daily News' Elizabeth Koproski reflects on her experiences with their Voices of the River Edge event, an event modeled after Welcome Dayton's Voices of the Immigrant Experience. "It was at one of these first events that I met two of my dear friends. They are from Iraq and came to the United States for safety reasons because one of them worked as a translator for the U.S. Army. Never in a million years would I have thought that an American Christian family and an Iraqi Muslim family would sit down around a dinner table (sometimes at their house and ...