Common Pathways/CHNA 8: Semi-annual report to the community and reception in honor of John O’Brien, October 2012

Title: Common Pathways/CHNA 8: Semi-annual report to the community and reception in honor of John O’Brien, October 2012

Author: Common Pathways

Date: 2012

Description: This semi-annual report includes a description of the Common Pathways organization and working groups, accomplishments in 2012, a description of the Neighborhood Outreach Initiative, and successful programs including self-sufficiency workshops aimed toward multiple populations including refugees. This report also lists community partners and supporters.

Keywords: community organizations, community development

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

The power of more: The foundation as a catalyst of connections

Title: The power of more: The foundation as a catalyst of connections

Author: Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Publication: Greater Worcester Community Foundation 2014 Annual Report

Date: 2014

Description:  This annual report provides 2014 highlights and emphasizes the Foundation’s commitment to fostering networks. The Foundation is a strong supporter of programs that help integrate refugees and immigrants into the community of Worcester.

http://www.greaterworcester.org/About-Us/Annual-Report-Newsletter

Keywords: nonprofits, refugee integration

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

To wish upon a star: 2013 annual report

Title: To wish upon a star: 2013 annual report

Author: Catholic Charities, Worcester County

Date: 2013

Description: This annual report of Catholic Charities of Worcester County includes statistics on emergency assistance, shelter residents, employment training and job assistance, and numerous social services. The report includes statistics on services for refugees, including resettlement, employment training, citizenship classes and immigrant counseling.

Keywords: social service agencies, refugee resettlement

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

After hours: 2015 annual report

Title: After hours: 2015 annual report

Author: Catholic Charities, Worcester County

Date: 2015

Description:  This is an annual report of Catholic Charities of Worcester County which highlights its mission and services including those involving refugee resettlement.

Keywords: resettlement, social service agencies

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

Lutheran Social Services: 2013 annual report

Title: Lutheran Social Services: 2013 annual report

Author:  Lutheran Social Services  

Date: 2013

Description: Lutheran Social Services is a human services organization in New England whose mission is to empower individuals and families to become self-sufficient. Among the programs highlighted is the New Americans Program which helps newly resettled refugees in New England. The report includes statistics on the organization’s finances and key successes in 2013, including 829 refugees resettled in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Keywords: social service agencies, refugee resettlement

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Empowering people. Strengthening communities. 2014 annual report

Title: Empowering people. Strengthening communities. 2014 annual report

Author: Ascentria Care Alliance

Date: 2014

Description:  The 2014 annual report of Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services) describes the agency’s mission, vision, values and the services it provides. It includes case stories, as well as 2014 highlights and key accomplishments including those pertaining to refugees and new immigrants.

http://www.ascentria.org/ar2014

Keywords: resettlement, social service agencies

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

The power of people: 2015 annual report

Title: The power of people: 2015 annual report

Author: Ascentria Care Alliance

Date: 2015

Description:  Ascentria Care Alliance’s 2015 annual report provides an overview of services offered, 2015 highlights and key accomplishments including those pertaining to refugees and new immigrants.

http://www.ascentria.org/2015-annual-report

Keywords: resettlement, social service agencies

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

New Lands Farm: Annual report, 2014

Title: New Lands Farm: Annual report, 2014

Author: New Lands Farm

Date: 2014

Description: New Lands Farm is a farmer collective and a member of Ascentria Care Alliance. It provides agricultural opportunities and access to farm land to refugee and immigrant farmers through its two community farms and multiple community gardens. The report contains statistics including numbers of participants, success of the marketing collective, number of volunteer hours, different kinds of vegetables grown and different languages spoken.

Keywords: Immigrants, refugees, community supported agriculture, farmer collectives, refugee farmers

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Development of a resource guide for the Worcester refugee population

Title: Development of a resource guide for the Worcester refugee population

Author: Lopes, Ashilly; Kerhulas, Kevin; Ellison, Samuel and Rojas, Sebastian

Date: 2015

Description:  An interactive Qualifying Project, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

For this project the students developed a refugee resource guide for the Shalom Neighborhood Center in Worcester, MA.  The aim of this guide is to facilitate the efforts of the Shalom Neighborhood Center as an intermediary between service providers and refugees in need of services. The resource guide contains the names, contact information and services offered by 27 refugee service organizations in the city of Worcester.

http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-030515-145323/unrestricted/SNC_Final_Report.pdf

Keywords: resource guide, social service agencies

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

Newcomer issues at the YMCA

Title: Newcomer issues at the YMCA

Author: Campbell, Dan; Das, Nithin; Greene, Mitch and Swierk, Patricia

Date: 2015

Description: An interactive Qualifying Project, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

This study seeks to identify ways the downtown Worcester YMCA can reach out to new immigrants and refugees to the city. Data was gathered mainly through user surveys, interviews, and focus groups. The authors conclude with a number of recommendations on how to reach new immigrants and refugees to Worcester including offering global sports such as soccer and sepak tekraw, exporting YMCA services to immigrant and refugee organizations to engage new residents where they gather, providing transportation and providing services for refugees and immigrants at the YMCA.

http://wp.wpi.edu/wcpc/files/2015/04/Newcomer-Issues-at-the-YMCA.pdf

Keywords: newcomers, YMCA, sports

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins