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Refugees Celebrate Their First Thanksgiving in Oakland

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Refugees Celebrate Their First Thanksgiving in Oakland
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November 29, 2012
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Do you remember your first Thanksgiving?  For many newly arrived refugees, their first one just took place, at what’s become an annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition in Oakland.

Tutoring Refugee Students And Their Parents

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Tutoring Refugee Students And Their Parents
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November 28, 2012
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KPBS
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SAN DIEGO — The school day was over at Marshall Elementary in City Heights and the campus was quiet, except for the clamor coming from about two dozen students filling one of the portable trailers at the far back corner of campus.

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#GivingTuesday – helping refugees set down new roots

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#GivingTuesday – helping refugees set down new roots
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November 27, 2012
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Eden Grinshpan, hosts "Eden Eats" on The Cooking Channel. Read more about #Giving Tuesday About six months ago, I found myself standing in the middle of the International Rescue Committee’s New Roots community farm in the City Heights section of San Diego.

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Empty lots as public-service hubs

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Empty lots as public-service hubs
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November 26, 2012
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Arizona republic
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Phoenix leaders hope to put a dent in what they say is an overabundance of vacant lots.

Hundreds gathered on a once-vacant lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road Monday for the launch of PHX Renews, a city-led initiative aimed at temporarily filling Phoenix's vacant lots with things like community gardens, public art and educational spaces.

Phoenix to transform vacant lot into hub for agriculture, art, public gatherings

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Phoenix to transform vacant lot into hub for agriculture, art, public gatherings
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November 26, 2012
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Cronkite News
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PHOENIX – Surrounded by food trucks, mural artists and 200 boxed trees, Mayor Greg Stanton announced plans Monday to transform a 15-acre midtown lot into a place for growing crops, displaying artwork and holding public gatherings.

Phoenix mayor kicks off revitalization project to transform vacant lot into public space

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Phoenix mayor kicks off revitalization project to transform vacant lot into public space
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November 26, 2012
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Downtown Devil
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Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off a revitalization project for a 15-acre vacant lot in midtown Phoenix with excitement on Monday.

A Vacant Lot in Phoenix Offers Refugees a Taste of Home

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A Vacant Lot in Phoenix Offers Refugees a Taste of Home
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November 26, 2012
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New York Times
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PHOENIX – Hussein Al Hamka is going to farm his famous cucumbers on a 15-acre vacant lot in the heart of this city, where nearly half of all lots sit empty and unused.

In the News: A taste of home for refugees

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