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World Refugee Day is June 20--1 Billion Miles to Safety

All over the world people are joining a global movement in solidarity with families forced to escape violence and leave their homes. Join the effort to support refugees by walking, running and cycling the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety.

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Every step counts!

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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