FUND A FARMER – SUPPORT NEW ROOTS FOR REFUGEES

Eat seasonally and locally through the New Roots for Refugees Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. This year, instead of buying directly from one farmer, customers will purchase a New Roots CSA share, allowing them to enjoy produce from multiple farmers in our training program. “We’re excited about this new model,” says Meredith Walrafen, New Roots [...]

FUND A FARMER – SUPPORT NEW ROOTS FOR REFUGEES2019-03-28T14:06:24-05:00

STUDENTS ACHIEVE DREAM OF BECOMING AMERICAN CITIZENS

“I feel that I belong to this country, and I am so happy!” exclaimed Akram Karimino. Akram was among the 24 students from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Citizenship Preparation Program who became an American citizen last week. They represented Burma, Bhutan, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq and Mexico. A total of 423 people from 69 countries [...]

STUDENTS ACHIEVE DREAM OF BECOMING AMERICAN CITIZENS2019-03-28T14:09:30-05:00

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is celebrating Interpreter Appreciation Week!

Interpreters at Catholic Charities provide an extremely important service, allowing the refugee clients we serve to communicate with our staff in their first language. When a refugee arrives in Kansas City, one of the first people they’ll meet is an interpreter, who’s there at the airport to greet the client, welcome them to Kansas City, [...]

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is celebrating Interpreter Appreciation Week!2019-03-07T12:51:36-06:00

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour

Join Catholic Charities of Northeast Kanas for coffee, bagels and an interactive bus tour. Experience firsthand the impact of your generosity on Catholic Charities in our community. During the tour, you’ll be able to engage with Catholic Charities leadership and travel to its local mission operations to learn about a variety of its ministries, including [...]

Experience the Impact of Catholic Charities with a Bus Tour2019-02-28T09:14:38-06:00

Listen: Sharing the Journey through Catholic Charities Refugee Services

  Today, our shepherd, Archbishop Joseph Naumann talks with Rachel Pollack, the director of Refugee and Immigrant Services for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. More people today are living as refugees or displaced persons than any time since World War II and the world now has over 65 million people who are uprooted [...]

Listen: Sharing the Journey through Catholic Charities Refugee Services2018-12-03T10:30:13-06:00

I Hereby Declare…the Pursuit of Citizenship

At 72 years old, learning a new language and studying civics three days a week for several months, is no small feat. Palak, a refugee from Bhutan, did that and more. He passed his naturalization exam, took the Oath of Allegiance and became an American citizen! Palak is among the more than 250 students who [...]

I Hereby Declare…the Pursuit of Citizenship2018-11-19T17:11:29-06:00

Refugee Summer School Program Impacts Students and Volunteers

The following is a reflection written by Andrea Curnes, a St. James Academy high school student who volunteered with our Refugee School Impact (RSI) Summer Program. The program collaborates with community partners, other Catholic Charities’ programs and volunteers to help prepare newly arrived refugee children for school in America. I had an incredible experience working [...]

Refugee Summer School Program Impacts Students and Volunteers2018-08-27T14:39:03-05:00

JLL Employees Serve as Good Samaritans to Refugee Farmers

You can never have too much of a good thing – unless it’s an over-abundance of fresh produce coupled with a shortage of storage. That’s the dilemma faced by two New Roots for Refugees graduate farmers. Fortunately, JLL, a firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, stepped in to help out. The JLL [...]

JLL Employees Serve as Good Samaritans to Refugee Farmers2018-08-27T15:59:31-05:00

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – New Roots for Refugees Celebrates 10 Years of Growth

It’s been a decade since ground was broken on a nine-acre training farm in Juniper Gardens in Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to the New Roots for Refugees program, a partnership between Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Cultivate KC. The urban incubator farm model is an ideal fit for refugees, who often come [...]

Breaking Bread Spring 2018 – New Roots for Refugees Celebrates 10 Years of Growth2018-07-11T10:46:45-05:00

New Roots for Refugees Offers Help to Those Who Need a Chance to Grow

Originally posted Kansas City Star BY ANNE MARIE HUNTER June 27, 2018 12:00 AM Updated June 27, 2018 12:00 AM Carrying his dreams and a gift for growing produce, Dhan Rai came to United States in 2009 with goal of building a better life. After a nine-year journey, the Bhutan native has found a home [...]

New Roots for Refugees Offers Help to Those Who Need a Chance to Grow2018-06-27T15:15:51-05:00