After the Storm

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For one week, Nicole Llewellyn ‘21 volunteered in San Juan, Puerto Rico to aid in relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. She painted homes for local residents and cleaned up a school that had been damaged during the hurricane. “Volunteering is certainly about engaging with the community,” according to Nicole, “but it’s also something…

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Sharing Her Home

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Arts and Sciences student, Denise Magny ’22 has transitioned from secretary to vice-president and finally to president of the Haitian-American Student Association (HASA). “Through creating many social media campaigns and general body meetings,” Denise said, “I have shared and highlighted the rich culture and history of Haiti while also promoting the importance of diversity and…

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Can We Talk?

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Amanda Paule ‘22 (third from right) served as an English conversation group leader, conducting weekly hour-long meetings with a group of five international students. “This was another civic experience that highlighted for me the enrichment and connection that can come from engaging with opportunities within my community,” Amanda said, ”especially those outside of my usual…

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Hopeprint’s Social Media Maker

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Newhouse student, Kate Brennan ’22, ran the social media accounts of Hopeprint, an organization that runs programs designed to build community and empower refugee families in Syracuse. As part of Kate’s work as the social media specialist, she attended the Hopeprint programs on Mondays and Wednesdays to volunteer and interact with the children and families…

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No One Left Behind

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Ryan Peiffer ‘22 created and scheduled social media content for the non-profit, No One Left Behind, in order to raise awareness and funds for translators from Iraq and Afghanistan who worked for the U.S. government and recently relocated to the United States. The work consisted of fundraisers that helped support the families needing financial support…

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English Conversation Program

The English Conversation Program consists of small groups of international students engaging in English conversations facilitated by native English speakers utilizing the ZOOM platform or meeting in person according to participants’ wishes. This is an hour per week for international students to improve their English language skills, which has shown to lead to increased academic…

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Internship Opportunities with TRAC

If you are interested in shaping the national conversation around immigration, consider applying for a remote internship at TRAC at Syracuse University. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a research institute with a 30-year history of providing unique, independent, and high-impact insights about how the federal immigration enforcement system works. The strength of our…

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New Members Welcome

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The Syracuse Chapter of Amnesty International is on the lookout for members who are passionate about taking a stand against human rights violations both at home and internationally! We believe that the first step towards change is creating awareness about global issues, and the second is influencing action from the people and the institutions who…

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