Building Hope: One girl’s quest to live a full life

Hajer Salaam

Hajer Salaam is all smiles with a bright voice and cheery disposition who wears a long braid, pink hair bow and polka dot tights on the day we meet. A 12-year-old about to enter sixth grade at Walker Upper Elementary School, she loves ballet, art, singing, and has taken up flute. “I went to camp…

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Afghan refugee finds home in Charlottesville

CBS19 News: Afghan refugee finds home in Charlottesville

CBS19 News: June 20, 2022 Home is how Rahimullah Nishat describes Charlottesville. “I’m not going anywhere,” said Nishat. But it hasn’t always been that way. “When I first got here everything was different to me,” he said. He came from Afghanistan in 2017 but with the help of the Charlottesville nonprofit International Neighbors as well…

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World Refugee Day celebration welcomes refugee neighbors to Charlottesville

The Daily Progress: World Refugee Day 2022

The Daily Progress: June 20, 2022 World Refugee Day celebration welcomes refugee neighbors to Charlottesville The rhythms of beaten drum shared the air with wafting scents of traditional Afghan food air at Charlottesville’s IX Art Park on Monday at a World Refugee Day celebration hosted by local nonprofit International Neighbors, a Charlottesville-based nonprofit that works…

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New Citizens are American as Apple Pie

New Citizens are as American as Apple Pie

Helping refugees with the resettlement and citizen process is as easy as –not quite as easy as apple pie. However, by eating more pie, you can help raise funds that will go towards covering the fees associated with the resettlement and citizen process for refugees and SIV’s in the greater Charlottesville area. From June 20…

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Celebrate World Refugee Day June 20th

World Refugee Day Celebration

This June 20th, International Neighbors is hosting a World Refugee Day event at IX Art Park from 4-7pm. There will be food, fun and activities for all. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your neighbor! EVERYONE is welcome! The IX Art Park is located at 522 2nd St SE, Charlottesville.

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Bellair CSA Partnership

  Bellair Farm and International Neighbors partner to provide Neighbors CSA shares throughout the summer. Last year, we were able to receive some funds, which we were able to match to provide CSA shares for 10 refugee families. This year, we are hoping to expand this program, with your help! If we can get enough…

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IN Ripple Effect Campaign

Now through May 15, you can support IN’s Ripple Effect Campaign and help spread the great work of Great Neighbors like you across the country! Read more here about IN’s Ripple Effect Campaign.

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IN Featured on NPR National News

International Neighbors is honored to be featured on NPR National News as part of the news series Take a Number. The series, Take A Number, is exploring problems around the world—and the people who are trying to solve them—through the lens of a single number. The focus of the IN story was the acclimation of refugees and…

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