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Miami Refugee Youth Program Receives Sweaters

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Once again Gulf Coast JFCS would like to thank TD Bank for the sweaters they donated to our Miami Refugee Youth Program. 40 sweaters were distributed to refugee teens from Cuba earlier this week. The first question that our clients had when we gave them their sweaters was how much was it going to cost. When we explained that it was a donation form TD bank, they wanted us all to know how thankful they were.  TD Bank donated more than 5000 sweaters to Gulf Coast JFCS and we have distributed the sweaters to hundreds of clients around the state.  To learn more about Gulf Coast JFCS’ work with refugees http://gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org/refugee/refugee-programs/

Refugee Youth Services client participates in US Refugee Youth Consultation in D.C. 2/20

Refugee Youth Services youth client, Matthew T. from Congo, participated at the U.S. Refugee Youth Consultation in Washington, DC on February 20-22, 2016.Mathew 3 Mathew 1

Mathew is 19 year old Congolese refugee who arrived to the U.S in August 2015. Mathew is taking GED classes, and his goal is to become a doctor dedicating his life to helping others.

The conference was sponsored by UNHCR, the United Nations agency that serves refugees internationally. The goal of the U.S. Refugee Youth Consultation was to hear the voices of a diverse set of refugee and migrating youth on their experiences during the flight from their native country, during the stay in the asylum country, as well as their life in the United States.

Mathew and other sixteen conference participants from the nation attended workshops focusing on promoting dialogue and providing an environment for refugee youth to build alliances and networks at a national and global level, to emerge as leaders, and provide participation and a voice from refugee youth resettled in the United States at the 2016 UNHCR-NGO Consultations at Geneva Switzerland.

Miami Refugee Youth Program Receives Sweaters

12265824_1156613841032871_8024036376483123142_oOnce again Gulf Coast JFCS would like to thank TD Bank for the sweaters they donated to our Miami Refugee Youth Program. 40 sweaters were distributed to refugee teens from Cuba earlier this week. The first question that our clients had when we gave them their sweaters was how much was it going to cost. When we explained that it was a donation form TD bank, they wanted us all to know how thankful they were.  TD Bank donated more than 5000 sweaters to Gulf Coast JFCS and we have distributed the sweaters to hundreds of clients around the state.  To learn more about Gulf Coast JFCS’ work with refugees http://gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org/refugee/refugee-programs/

Refugees: Roads To Success

 

“Refugees: Roads To Success” PREP, the Digital Video Production Department of Pinellas Technical College, St. Petersburg, and Refugee Services of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) have combined resources to create revealing documentary film about how five refugee adults and one refugee student overcome individual challenges to achieve vocational and academic success in the Tampa Bay area. The video is featuring former Gulf Coast JFCS Refugee Youth client Samson Uwimana.

Samson, 20 years old Congolese, was discharged from RYS on April 2015. RYS nominated Nora Khaleel, and she was filmed for the project, but PTEC staff decided not to show her story