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Ohio's Safe Haven For Newborns
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Sponsored by Child Guidance & Family Solutions and Summit County Children Services
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the decade between 2000 and 2010, the Akron metropolitan region gained 9,415 people, with more than 54 percent of the growth due to immigration. In Summit County, the immigrant population rose 17 percent between 2007 and 2012. This year’s Close-Up will look at immigration in Summit County and what is available to our newest population, and how we, as service providers can collaborate to assist with the transition to western society while still preserving the rich customs and culture our newest community members bring with them. Keynote speaker for the morning, Elaine Woloshyn, Executive Director of the International Institute has said “immigrants are attracted to the Akron area because of the quality of life, including good schools and reasonably priced housing." Local experts in the field of immigration and refugee resettlement will share what tools are available to bridge the cultural gap in our work with our resettlement populations, and will provide some direction for future planning including what changes we can expect in the area of immigration on a national level. Local agencies and organizations will participate in a Resource Fair. This event is FREE. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT EVENTBRITE.COM. Click here for an event flyer.