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Worcester Celebrates “World Refugee Day” June 21

Worcester, MA -- Ascentria Care Alliance, together with the Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) will celebrate World Refugee Day on Friday, June 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester MA. Free and open to the public, the event will feature cultural food, dance, music, art, and other special presentations. 
Additional participants include the Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC), Refugee Artisans of Worcester (RAW), Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP), and African Community Education (ACE). This program is supported in part by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. Read more

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Worcester Celebrates “World Refugee Day” June 21

Ascentria Care Alliance - June 12, 2019

Worcester, MA -- Ascentria Care Alliance, together with the Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) will celebrate World Refugee Day on Friday, June 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester MA. Free and open to the public, the event will feature cultural food, dance, music, art, and other special presentations. 
Additional participants include the Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC), Refugee Artisans of Worcester (RAW), Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP), and African Community Education (ACE). This program is supported in part by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. Read more

Angela Bovill Named As One Of WBJ's "Power 50"

Worcester Business Journal- Brad Kane - June 3, 2019

Every Year, WBJ compiles a list of the 50 most influential people in the Central Massachusetts economy. Those named to the list must not only hold a significant amount of power, but they must wield it in a way to have an outsized influence on the community.

Members of the Power 50 can be CEOs, small business owners, college presidents, nonprofit leaders, volunteer heads of community projects and anyone who can use their influence to make change in Central Massachusetts.

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Worcester Refugees Get Their First Taste of Spring In The States

The Patch- Samantha Mercado - May 3, 2019

Spring is a time of change and bloom and for many clients at Ascentria Care Alliance, this is their first experience with spring in America. To celebrate the milestone and welcome their growth, the company hosts an annual Spring Fling event for the unaccompanied refugee minors and the foster families who house them.

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Overcoming Underinvestment in Social Services

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities - April 30, 2019

In episode five of the "More than Health" podcast, Angela Bovill, president and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, explains how the U.S. has long under-invested in the social services sector and the impact of that decision on the lives of those we serve. She then presents changes needed in the healthcare/human services sector to create sustainable solutions and alleviate the problems created by under-investment.

Angela continues to inspire and challenge us to be innovative in creating a new future for our sector and better outcomes for those we serve. Read more

Welcome Blankets for New Americans

Ascentria Care Alliance - April 15, 2019

On March 27, 2019 the Fuller Craft Museum delivered 260 Welcome Blankets to Ascentria Client Center in Worcester. A welcome blanket is traditionally created to lovingly mark the arrival of a new person into the world. In the Welcome Blanket project, each handmade blanket is a physical manifestation of this celebration of new refugees and other immigrants: “Welcome to the United States and your new life here! We are so glad you have arrived.” Read more

Nonprofit Gives People Cars to Get Them on Path to Success

NBC 5- Jackie Pascale - April 10, 2019

This week's Project Community Champion, Good News Garage is being highlighted for bridging an economic divide around the region.

"You and I take it for granted," lead vehicle processor Wanda Robar said. "We jump in the car, we turn it on and off we go."
The nonprofit works to make transportation more accessible for those who need it most, like Stephanie LeBeau.

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Good News Garage Receives Worksite Wellness Award

Vermont Business Magazine - April 2, 2019

Good News Garage, the car donation nonprofit based in Burlington, Vermont, is the recipient of a 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Silver-Level Award. The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports presented the award to Good News Garage’s assistant director of operations, Amy Barcomb, at the 2019 Worksite Wellness Conference on March 21, 2019.  Read more

New Americans Learn Job Skills Through Local Partnerships

Michael Cousineau - New Hampshire Union Leader - April 1, 2019

Ascentria Care Alliance is proud to have partnered with organizations like The Duprey Companies to provide job training for new Americans such as Buloze!

Buloze Rusesera, 21, came to New Hampshire in November after fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is one of six Congolese refugees participating in a hospitality training program organized by Ascentria Care Alliance and The Duprey Companies in Concord, NH.

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