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Thank You!

Thank you so much to all who joined us at Global Tastes 2017!

We are so grateful to our generous sponsors and donors who helped make the evening possible, and to the many restaurants and entertainment groups that highlighted the incredible diversity of our city.

We would like especially...

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NSC's Refugee Gardens are Open for the Growing Season

Growing Home and Growing Together, NSC's refugee community gardens have official opened for the 2017 growing season! Refugees, volunteers and community members came together in early April to prepare the garden beds with fresh soil and compost, clean up trash, and pull early season weeds. We...

Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Profile - Annie Forshey

My name is Annie Forshey, and I am a senior at Eastern University studying Social Work and Spanish. I came to NSC seven months ago to start my senior year internship knowing very little about the immigrant and refugee community in Philadelphia. I was drawn to the anti-trafficking department...

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You Don't Want to Miss This!

Global Tastes 2017 is just two weeks away!

We have an amazing line up of restaurants, including South Philly Barbacoa, Bistrot La Minette, and Perla...and that's just the beginning. Get your ticket today for a tour of international cuisine in one convenient location!

South Philly...

Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Profile - Christi Kancewick

In July 2016, I returned to Philadelphia from a year in East Africa. Deep concern and compassion for people who are marginalized has been a part of who I am since I was a child. I am aware of very difficult and life-threatening situations refugees face in Kenya, and around the world. My heart...

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NSC Families Head to the Zoo

Thanks to the generosity of the Philadelphia Zoo and their donation of fifty complementary passes, individuals and families from Philadelphia Partnership for Resilience (PPR) program had the opportunity to spend the day at this 42-acre garden landmark of more than 1,300 different animals in...

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NSC Hosts Refugee Adjustment Support Group

By Gian Zlupko, Master's in Social Work Intern

“Who is here for us?” a refugee asked during a weekly support group that I facilitate at the Nationalities Service Center (NSC). This is a community adjustment and support group, a curriculum specifically developed for...

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NSC Hosts International Women's Day Celebration

On March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, NSC held a celebration at our office in recognition of the inspiring, resilient refugee and immigrant women that our organization serves. We hosted a resource fair and invited local organizations, who provided information on services...

Immigration News

New Executive Order Released

On Monday, March 6, a new Executive Order relating to refugee admissions was released, to replace the intiial order that was signed on January 27. You can read the full text of the Executive Order at...

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Yoga at NSC

By Gwen Soffer

Yoga is described as a practice of the mind, body and spirit, and its benefits for physical and mental wellbeing are many. Practicing yoga has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as reduce chronic pain, sleep issues, muscle tension,...