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New mural Downtown Celebrates Karen and Burmese Refugees in Ithaca

A new mural in Ithaca tells a deep story. With the help of local mural artist Dan Burgevin, teens designed and painted a mural at the corner of Seneca and Geneva streets depicting their families’ journeys as refugees from Burma.

The mural’s three panels tell the story of the refugees as they escaped genocide in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

TLP Receives Grant for Homebound Instruction for Immigrant/Refugee Women

The City Federation of Women's Organizations (CFWO) awarded grants to 18 projects working to improve the lives of women and girls in Tompkins County. Tompkins Learning Partners received a grant for the project, Homebound Instructions for Immigrant and Refugee Women. Helen Ranck, ESL Program Coordinator and Joann Kowalski, ABE Program and Outreach Coordinator, were on hand to receive the check.

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