A Welcoming Community: The International Institute Helping Afghan Immigrants

For over 100 years the 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] 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-Afghan Resource Center

[30:43] What can the local community do to help support the work going on?

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