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Join us for #Chicago4Refugees on March 1

The Syrian Community Network (SCN) requests the honor of your presence as we introduce our new, women-led entrepreneurial project spearheaded by Chicago's Syrian refugees! Join us for our launch into spring event on Thursday, March 1st 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Pazzo's at Three Eleven, 311 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606. A reception and…
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Vote for Ryan’s Giving Story to Help SCN Win $10,000!

Ryan just wanted to help. He heard about the plight of Syrians who recently arrived in  America after surviving the years-long civil war in their native country. Ryan met with Syrian Community Network ( SCN) staff in Chicago and was assigned to help the Muhamed family. Through the translation of SCN staff and the universal…
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How to Save a Life

Source: Medium Published: July 28th, 2017 Aber Drbi, her husband Essam Turkmani, and their two children arrived in the Chicago June, 2016. On their arrival from the small city of Irbid, Jordan, blood tests in the vetting process showed that Aber had a kidney disease, showing that only 15% of her kidneys were functioning properly.…
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Mentor Spotlight

Source: Medium Published July 12th, 2017 Meet Congregation Beth Am Tim and Marcia Thomsen, part of a volunteer group made up of 10 friends from the Congregation Beth Am temple in Buffalo Grove, took on the commitment of “adopting” a refugee family through the Syrian Community Network in December 2016. In the wake of the…
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SYRIAN COMMUNITY NETWORK WELCOMES REFUGEES TO CHICAGO WITH JOB FAIR

On a sunny Friday afternoon in early March at the Universal School in Bridgeview, 200 unemployed Syrian refugees attend a job fair, hoping to find opportunity. “The refugees have a difficult time finding work, so we do our best to connect them to jobs here in Chicago,” said Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, founder and executive director of the Syrian Community…
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90 Days, 90 Voices – Hadia Zarzour

Hadia Zarzour is a licensed clinical professional counselor and co-founder of the Syrian Community Network, a nonprofit determined to aid and assist resettled Syrian refugees as they build new lives in the United States. Hadia taught Introduction to Psychology to university students in Damascus. She is also a co-founder of Insan, a non-profit organization founded…
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90 Days, 90 Voices – Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul is the founder and executive director of the Syrian Community Network, which helps Syrian refugees make a new home in the Chicago area. Akhras Sahloul was born in Homs — Syria’s third largest city — and came to the United States at 10 years old. She represented the Syrian American community at…
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Want To Help Refugees? ‘Don’t Just Stay Angry’ — Volunteer, Donate, Hire

NORTH CENTER — Activists who've spent years assisting refugees and immigrants said the recent outpouring of support for their cause has been overwhelming. Rebecca Glenberg, a staff attorney in the Chicago office of the ACLU, said she'd never seen anything like the massive protests that took place at O'Hare over the weekend — "Certainly not…
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Immigrant Advocates Criticize Trump’s Ban On Syrian Refugees

(CBS) — Local immigrant advocacy groups are upset over President Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees. Calling it a contradiction to the values this country was founded on, members of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago called on the president to reverse the move. Dr. Zaher Sahloul says only 18,000 Syrian refugees — out…
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Trump’s impending bans on refugees and immigrants triggers fears globally

CAIRO – A Trump administration draft executive order to start vetting potential immigrants and visitors, as well as institute bans on refugees seeking to resettle in the United States, will shatter countless dreams and divide families, according to would-be immigrants and human rights activists. The draft order, expected to be signed as early as Thursday,…
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