A Welcoming Community: The International Institute Helping Afghan Immigrants

Saint Louis In Tune

Feb 2 2022 • 38 mins

For over 100 years the https://www.iistl.org/ (International Institute of St. Louis) has been helping immigrants and refugees. President and CEO Arrey Obenson sat down again with Saint Louis In Tune to give us an update on the status of Afghan Immigrants and what changes have taken place. How can you help? Find out more at the links provided below. [01:00] Background [07:09] https://www.iistl.org/siv/ (Collaborative Effort for New Arrivals) Housing Food Language Health [12:35] Setting up the Afghan Immigrants for Success Establishment of a Community Center Newspaper Chamber of Commerce Indoor youth soccer [18:12] What vocations do the Afghans bring to the USA? [22:36] Not just a local community effort-https://usahello.org/afghan-resource-center/?utm_source=@usahello.org&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=arc&utm_content=lgl (Afghan Resource Center) https://usahello.org/ (USA Hello) https://www.iistl.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2021/09/Landlord-Flyer-2021.pdf (Landlord guide) https://www.iistl.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2021/09/Resettlement-Funding-Gap-2021.pdf (Funding) [30:43] What can the local community do to help support the work going on? https://www.iistl.org/donate/ (Financial assistance) https://www.iistl.org/volunteer/ (Volunteer) Help with https://www.iistl.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2021/12/2022-2024-Strategic-Plan-Final.pdf (long-term planning) This is Season 5! For more episodes, go to https://stlintune.com/ (stlintune.com) #Afghan #Afghanistan #IISTL #StLouis #immigrant #refugee #chamberofcommerce #newspaper #housing #landlord #soccer