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Immigrants and the Economy: Latinas Rise in Entrepreneurship

Posted on November 9, 2016

Over the past several years, the United States has seen an increase in business growth that has counteracted the lingering effects of the recession. The role of women entrepreneurs is particularly noteworthy among the brackets of business owners whose revenue has contributed …

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The Welcoming City: Harrisonburg City Public Schools are Recognized by New America

Posted on October 26, 2016

  “Residents of Harrisonburg, Virginia characterize the town as a ‘welcoming community’ that ‘embraces diversity’ and as a place with a very ‘unique and powerful story’ to tell. It’s a story of a changing community that accepts diversity rather than rejecting it. …

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Immigrants and the Economy: The Foreign-born Community’s Contributions to Virginia

Posted on October 20, 2016

  As election day approaches rapidly, the national dialogue has covered a gamut of topics, one of the most prominent being the role of immigrants in the United States. There is no doubt that immigration has played an integral part in the …

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New Voices at NewBridges: Lindsay Wright

Posted on October 10, 2016

  Hi there, my name is Lindsay Wright, and I am the new voice of the NewBridges blog! Keep reading for some more information about me and the blog’s future direction. In 2012, my status as a student at James Madison University …

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The 2016 Harrisonburg International Festival: A Recap

Posted on October 5, 2016

                September 24th was a hot Saturday for the cusp of fall–a perfect day for enjoying a sweet ‘mango loco’ on a stick sprinkled with lime juice and chili powder. By the early afternoon, Hillandale …

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New Voices at NewBridges: Abigail L. Bush

Posted on September 28, 2016

  Hello! ¡Hola! My name is Abigail Bush. I was born in Pasadena, CA, but I grew up on the east coast, in Souderton, PA. Go Phillies! I found my way to the Harrisonburg area through going to college. I am an …

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Why Not Central Americans? The Humanitarian Crisis in Our Own Backyard

Posted on April 26, 2016

During my three months as an intern at NewBridges I’ve had a fair range of tasks. I’ve helped clients write resumes, apply for jobs, and fill out financial aid applications for the hospital. I’ve made copies of passports and translated birth certificates …

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Announcing Taste of the World 2016!

Posted on February 11, 2016

NewBridges is located in a town where children in the City schools come from families that speak a total of almost 50 languages. Our remarkable diversity is the reason that NewBridges exists. As a community based agency, we are funded almost exclusively …

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A Story on Epiphany

Posted on January 7, 2016

Five years ago, NewBridges hosted a community conversation on Epiphany. As the crowd gathered, one of our local community healthcare workers, originally from Guatemala, brought a “rosca,” a sweet bread traditionally used in Latin American communities to celebrate Epiphany, or Three Kings’ …

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Faith in Action

Posted on December 28, 2015

Sixteen churches are collaborating through Faith in Action, a newly formed interfaith group that seeks to advocate for systemic change one issue at a time for one year. This year, the group has decided to work on a justice issue that impacts …

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