Newsy: Syrian Refugee Group Shifts Focus To Stay Open In Trump Era

Suzanne Akhras is the founder and executive director of the Syrian Community Network, a non-profit group that helps Syrian refugees assimilate into the U.S. The organization has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Diego. There, Syrian refugees can learn English, get financial help, drop off their kids for after-school programs, and most importantly, feel like part of a community.

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SCN Ramadan Weekly Challenge: Week 2

Announcing this week’s Ramadan Weekly Challenge!

WEEK 2: Purchase sweets from and/or spread the word about The Sweet Syrian!

The Sweet Syrian is a new, women-led business specializing in authentic Syrian pastries. Its Syrian refugee employees utilize pastry-baking skills passed down through generations of Syrians to create delectable sweets, earn a living for their families, and contribute to enriching the diverse Chicago community.

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