World Refugee Day

20 Jun 2020 1:20 PM | Anonymous

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter supports the integration of refugees in the Greater New Haven area.

One of the goals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is to support refugees of color in the United States by increasing awareness of their issues and concerns. In order to do so, we partner with organizations engaged in assisting refugees and their families to integrate into American life. These organizations are involved in providing, inter alia, literacy classes, educational training, and other necessary transitional support.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter, continues to serve the greater New Haven area by supporting Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), under the framework of the Refugees in America Assistance Program (RAAP). The primary purpose of RAAP is to help ease the transition of refugees to America. Throughout the last year, our IRIS programming included donations of bilingual dictionaries, art supplies, children’s books, and also bringing awareness to how race plays a role in the treatment of black and brown refugees. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of senior activities for graduating high school students, we also joined IRIS in helping to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors by purchasing (12) twelve $50 Amazon gift cards. We encourage you to join our efforts in supporting organizations such IRIS by donating time and/or resources.  

For more information about our services, e-mail programs@akanewhaven.org.  

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