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. For additional information please call 774.243.3041.
World Refugee Day marks the Anniversary of the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees by the United Nations General Assembly and is celebrated worldwide. This celebration is to honor the strength, courage, and determination of refugees around the world and to recognize the important contributions refugees make to the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of the City of Worcester.
The Mayor will proclaim June 21 as World Refugee Day in the City of Worcester. The proclamation will be presented to Ascentria Care Alliance, on behalf of Worcester’s refugees and the network of organizations that assist them. Worcester’s resettlement agencies and their partners focus on helping refugees attain self-sufficiency with an array of services, including ESOL classes, job training and placement.
About Ascentria Care Alliance
As one of the largest human service organizations in New England, Ascentria Care Alliance empowers people of all backgrounds to rise together and reach beyond life’s challenges. We are creating an innovative human-centered care model to help individuals and families move forward and thrive – physically, intellectually, socially, spiritually and economically. With many locations throughout the region, Ascentria serves children, youth and
families; persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness; refugees, including unaccompanied refugee minors; and older adults.
Through productive collaborations and partnerships, we create measurable, positive impact that enriches our communities. Inspired by our faith-based heritage and guided by compassion, courage and integrity, we envision a world in which everyone can realize their fullest potential and share with others in need.
To learn more, please visit us at ascentria.org and follow Ascentria on Facebook and Twitter: @ascentria.