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Archives for January 2012

Jacksonville a strange new world for refugees from Burma

In the past 5 years, they’re outnumbering other nations.
Posted: January 18, 2012
By Matt Soergel

The “CSI” shows are a big hit. “Dancing with the Stars,” too. And hamburgers! What a treat. Football, though? That’s still a mystery, a demolition derby of huge men slamming into each other with few discernible aims.

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Refugee says she was called to help others

She will speak at the International Women’s Day celebration.
Posted: March 5, 2009 – 12:00am
By Deirdre Conner

Few people relish their jobs the way Rachel Obal does.

Equal parts networker, storyteller, social worker and listener, Obal, 57, is a case manager with Lutheran Social Services’ refugee resettlement program. It’s less of a job, actually, and more of a calling – what else could explain why “Mama Rachel,” as most know her, spends her days helping people whose plight she understands intimately and lays awake nights worrying about them?

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RYFP Newsletter January 2012 – Palm Beach County

In this issue:

Outside the Classroom, RYFP Field Trips and Activities, Hot Careers, Be Part of the Education Process, Burgeoning Artists, From the Desk of Niki Kelly

RYFP Newsletter January 2012 – Tampa Bay

In this issue:

From the Desk of Niki Kelly, Holiday Gift Giving, Volunteer Corner, Winter Break, Parent Corner, Filed Trip Photos

RYFP Newsletter – Miami Springs – January 2012

In this issue:

Holiday Gift Giving, Volunteers of the Month, Staff Changes, Winter Break, From the Desk of Niki Kelly, Success Story