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Empowering Refugee Women in Spokane: Faith Hayflich launches the Spokane Community Refugee Fund.

Empowering Refugee Women in Spokane: Faith Hayflich launches the Spokane Community Refugee Fund

Imagine having left your country, fleeing from war, violence or other unimaginable difficulties, and finding yourself in a strange country with an unfamiliar language and no connections in your new community. “Just imagine,” Faith Hayflich invites us. “What would it be like if some disaster comes into your life, and you have nobody to turn to?”  Growing up in the small town of Huntington, West Virginia, Faith Hayflich moved to Spokane in 2000 to escape the bustling environment of Silicon Valley where she taught ESL …

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Putting Holistic Solutions into Play: Lapwai School District #341

The city of Lapwai, Idaho, is located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation and serves as the tribal government seat for the Nez Perce Tribe. Lapwai suffers from generational and situational poverty, which can wreak havoc on the physical and mental health of its residents. The town also needs facilities that proactively encourage physical, mental …

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Refugee Kids Connect

Refugee Kids Connect meets refugee children where they’re at to give mentoring and support

The Zone Project is an initiative focused on safe and nurtured kids, thriving families, and connected schools and neighborhoods in northeast Spokane. In partnership with The Zone Project, Innovia Foundation received a three-year investment from the Ballmer Group to support expanded learning opportunities in northeast Spokane. The goal of The Zone Project Expanded Learning Program …

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Opening doors to the culinary scene for Spokane’s refugee and immigrant communities

Spokane’s refugee community is learning catering and restaurant management through Feast World Kitchen, a downtown nonprofit that features diverse cuisines from chef-entrepreneurs. Their goal is to help chefs build connections in the community and eventually start their own food businesses. The nonprofit was an ideal recipient for a $25,000 grant from the Spokane Civic Benefit …

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Slavic Churches Network support basic needs of individuals and families facing pandemic-related hardships

Slavic Churches Network received a $15,000 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grant to support basic needs of individuals and families facing pandemic-related hardships in the Slavic community.   “With a $15,000 grant for our community, we were able to help over 100 households from 12 Slavic churches in the Spokane area,” said Vladimir Kronin of Pilgrim Slavic Church. “We …

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Hispanic Business Professional Association partners with local churches and community group to serve Latinx Community

The Hispanic Business Professional Association (HBPA) received a $15,000 grant to help coordinate food distribution among churches and community groups working with the Latinx community. “We provided a total of 150 boxes of food to families in need last weekend,” said Isabel Mazcot, HBPA President. As a leading Latinx organization, HBPA worked with multiple partners …

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Jumpstart Program helps World Relief Spokane

Innovia Foundation partnered with Network for Good to fund the Jumpstart Program for eight nonprofit organizations. Jumpstart provides nonprofits with the integrated tools, plan, coaching, and technology required to build the fundraising capacity to diversify revenue and sustain the programs they fund., providing them with resources to build a sustainable fundraising plan. World Relief Spokane …

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L’Arche celebrates the unique value of every person

L’Arche Spokane Endowment Fund Founded in 1964 in France, L’Arche is an international federation devoted to creating and sponsoring homes, support networks and other programs for people with intellectual disabilities. L’Arche came to Spokane in 1976 when Sister Mary Hurley invited two men with intellectual disabilities to live in the vacant convent at St. Paschal’s …

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