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A Never-Ending Journey: The Life and Times of Worcester’s Undocumented Immigrants

Henry Hernandez, who left El Salvador in November of 2009 and is now a U.S. citizen and Worcester organizer for Neighbor to Neighbor, is just one of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more

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Volunteer Spotlight- Joseph Lore

Volunteer Stories - December 4, 2012

While in training for his Bar Mitzvah, Joseph Lore chose the Lutheran Home of Southbury(LHS) for his Mitzvah project – doing a good deed within his community. LHS provides quality, compassionate, and comprehensive elder care in Southbury, Connecticut. Although Joseph’s Mitzvah project is completed, he continues his volunteer service. When asked why he loves to volunteer at LHS, Joseph said, “The staff’s sense of compassionate care, given with such energy, inspires me, adding life to my life as well as to that of the residents.” Read more

Coats From Kids

Volunteer Stories - November 8, 2012

The 4th graders at Paton School in Shrewsbury, Masschusetts, recently took their education beyond the classroom, donating winter coats to refugees and immigrants in the LSS (now Ascentria Care Alliance) Services for New Americans program in Worcester. Read more

Quilting for a Cause

Volunteer Stories - November 8, 2012

For over 24 years volunteers have gathered at the Lutheran Church of Framingham where they have been working together creating quilts for worldwide charities. Making over 100 quilts each year using donated fabric, these volunteers have warmed the hearts and homes of many. Read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Brian Sullivan

Volunteer Stories - November 6, 2012

Retired technical writer Brian Sullivan channels his talents toward helping others by working with both Good News Garage and the Human Trafficking Program.

"I can truthfully say that because of Brian's efforts, we have been able to initiate and put into place initiatives and programs that we've talked about for years but never had the time to implement," says Susan Swain, GNG regional marketing coordinator. Read more

Students Helping Students

Volunteer Stories - November 6, 2012

After four years of collaboration between Holy Cross students and the LSS (now Ascentria Care Alliance) Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URM) and the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program (UAC), lives of both tutors and students continue to be impacted. "For me, the connection is deeper than simply academics. Elder's (URM student) passion for success and willingness to overcome obstacles is contagious and helps motivate me to be my best." - Jake Medina, Holy Cross Tutor. Read more

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