Hundreds Turn Out to Stand With Refugees & Immigrants at LSS/NCA’s 100-Year Celebration

Passport to the World Event Opens a Dialog for Welcoming and Boldly Serving Those in Need Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA) culminated its 100th year of community service at Passport to the World on March 1, 2018, an exclusive event celebrating the diversity, hopes and dreams of the DC community.  Held at … More Hundreds Turn Out to Stand With Refugees & Immigrants at LSS/NCA’s 100-Year Celebration

Crowds of People

Author: Jeremiah Champ, 8th grade Crowds of people walking around like bees surrounding honey, small stands placed everywhere like a market. Finally a stand we are familiar with there flapping in the wind. Hangs a familiar Bosnian style flag. Bringing home closer to us! Tugging on mom’s coat while pointing speechless as to what I … More Crowds of People

I Wake.

Author: Jahmil Proctor I wake. Brush my teeth. A massive attack on New York Just happened yesterday. They call it 9/11. I walk through the school. I suddenly fall as someone tripped me. I quickly get up as everyone laughs. I run to my locker, people’s insults Thrown like a game of toss. I walk … More I Wake.

Cardamom

Author: Jermoni Benson, 8th Grade Me and my mom have not been in a grocery store in a While. Being pregnant she couldn’t do much in Afghanistan but in America the opportunities are endless. I almost cry reminiscing the crowded market of Afghanistan as i look at the aisle piled with food. I see it- … More Cardamom

I Want to Go Home

Author: Madison Jones, 8th Grade I want to go home. After an exhausting day all I can think about is going back home. The dust that would come up on the road, The tangy-sweet smell of the market. Everything that I loved Is gone. I don’t understand how I do it, But I fall asleep. … More I Want to Go Home

THE 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN THE UNITED STATES

There has been a lot of heated political discussion about refugees lately and how they maintain their livelihood once they arrive in the United States. The fact is, most of us are probably a little in the dark when it comes to understanding the employment process for a refugee. Some people assume that refugees live … More THE 7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REFUGEES IN THE UNITED STATES

LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION

Author: Dana Lea, Guest Blogger 2017 was a year full of headlines concerning refugee crises, immigration hurdles, and immigration bans to the United States. This relentless barrage of news had many looking towards local resettlement agencies to better understand the refugee process itself, immigration executive orders and refugee arrival interruptions, and to learn how to … More LSS/NCA REFUGEE RESOURCES: GET INFORMED TO TAKE ACTION