August 19, 2016 Our volunteer Greg first heard about Thrive at last year’s Eastown Streetfair. He took a picture with our “Refugees Welcome” sign and started following us on Facebook. Thrive stayed in the back of Greg’s mind for a few months until he heard that Thrive was looking for new volunteers, and so he decided…

August 3, 2016 “According to the Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?” “Why did the colonists fight the British?” “What is the rule of law?” “What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?” If you were to stop by Thrive’s Refugee Support Center sometime…

July 22, 2016 Last year, the US accepted over 18,000 refugees from Burma, meaning that Burmese refugees make up over 25% of refugees accepted to the United States in 2015. Burma has had one of the world’s longest running civil wars, which has created one of the world’s most prolonged refugee crises. While a large…

July 13, 2016 In 2016, the US plans to accept 85,000 refugees from around the world. But before a refugee can come and live in the US, they must go through the process of resettlement. Resettlement is the relocation of refugees to a new country where they can have permanent residence. Before refugees are accepted…

July 6, 2016 Last fall, Rebecca was looking for an opportunity to volunteer when she heard about Thrive. At the time, she and her husband were considering moving to Europe. She thought, “If we move, it will be under the best possible circumstances: among English-speakers, to a culture that is fairly familiar, with money and…

June 27, 2016 In the past year, issues surrounding refugees have flooded the news as the number of refugees has grown exponentially. So we wanted to ask, just exactly how big is today’s refugee crisis? Currently in the world, there is a total of 19.5 million refugees and 65.3 million displaced people. These are people…

June 20, 2016 Today June 20, we celebrate World Refugee Day to recognize the millions of refugees around the world. These are courageous men, women, and children who have been forced to leave behind their homes in search of safety. Today we want to honor all the refugees around the world and their bravery. Today also marks…

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