Stags Run for Refugees

Date: 02-02-2020

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: New Haven, CT US 06511

Join students, faculty, and staff as part of the Fairfield University community annual Run for Refugees fundraising team. This inter-professional and inter-generational team will run in support of IRIS's (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) mission of service in resettling refugees in Connecticut. In 2018, IRIS resettled 530 refugees in the greater New Haven area. Since the organization’s founding in 1982, they have helped to resettle more than 6,000 refugees. IRIS provides a wide array of services to these new Americans including daily English lessons, childcare, assistance with registering children in the local schools, access to health care provided by Yale-New Haven Hospital and a thorough cultural orientation. IRIS works intensively with each new arrival to help find employment by offering resume assistance, a job club, interview assistance and actual job placement. IRIS also provides extra services including a women’s group and a variety of young people’s groups.

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For more information, contact Robert Bove / 2038095120 /