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May 23, 2019

Four years ago, Mohammed AL Samawi was hoping to survive. One more hour, one more day, for a future. He was caught up in the war that was breaking out in his native Yemen. It is a war of competing interests, internal to Yemen and controlled by global powers that operate at a level divorced […]

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Long-Time Reframer Sees it as Natural Progression

May 16, 2019

We’re always excited to share some great reframing in action. In this issue, we check back in with our friends at Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana (VOA), who started reframing after attending a National Reframing Initiative workshop at the Volunteers of America National Conference in 2016. Most recently, the organization incorporated the Building Well-Being […]

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Member Highlight: YWCA No Hate, No Fear: Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women.

May 9, 2019

In April, YWCA celebrated its 13th annual Stand Against Racism, an action campaign that “highlights the injustices faced by immigrant communities,” on Capitol Hill by hosting a policy briefing. Panelists ranged from former members of the Obama administration to local attorneys, and shared valuable insights and everyday stories that solidified the need for a comprehensive […]

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A Shell Game

May 9, 2019

Whenever I am in New York City, I am fascinated by the number of people gathered around corner shell games or three card monte. The game seems simple, only a matter of keeping your eye trained on the shell with the ball or the queen. But, if it is so easy, why does no one […]

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Columnist Illustrates Familiar Challenge for Human Service Organizations

May 2, 2019

The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently highlighted the incredible success of an eight year-old chess champion, Tani, who is a Nigerian refugee. In an initial column, “This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile,” he described how Tani, a third grader, catapulted from novice chess player to state champion in his category in […]

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