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New Study Examines Economic Benefits of Refugees

When conversation about refugees begins, it generally centers on safety and security. Less talked about – and just as, if not more important – are the benefits refugees bring to American communities, especially in terms of local economies. A June 2017 report by New American Economy examines exactly that. On its website, New American Economy […]

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Winnebago County Literacy Council | Celebrating Refugees, By the Numbers

Celebrating Refugees, By the Numbers

Today – Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – is World Refugee Day. Take a moment to consider the numbers behind the world refugee crisis. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Each day, 28,300 people are forced to flee their home because of conflict and/or persecution. Approximately 65.6 million people have been forcibly displaced, worldwide. […]

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The Oshkosh Area United Way believes in the Adult Tutoring, Family English Classes and the Road to Work efforts of the Winnebago County Literacy Council.  When we all work together, individuals and families can achieve their highest potential.

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