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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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The NewBridges Immigration Clinic

Posted on November 19, 2015

The Board of Immigration Appeals awarded recognition to NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center as an approved site and Alicia Horst was accredited to provide immigration legal counsel in December, 2014. Over the last 6 months, NewBridges has been meeting with people to provide …

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Join us for our 15th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on October 16, 2015

NewBridges began in October 2000, after a group of local Mennonite churches spent time thinking about how to provide welcome and support for newly arriving immigrants to the Shenandoah Valley. After a busy year of starting a new Immigration Law Clinic and …

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NewBridges has moved to a new location!

Posted on September 3, 2015

NewBridges moved to a new location! After almost 15 years in the wonderful Community Mennonite Church (CMC), we moved to a new office to create space for church renovations. CMC has long been a congregation that provides space for local community groups …

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June 2015 Newsletter

Posted on June 27, 2015

We’ve published our June 2015 newsletter! Learn about what we’ve been up to. For past issues click here.

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Visual Echoes of Voices Unseen: A Photographic Exhibition

Posted on May 19, 2015

Come join us for a night of images and voices of immigrants from our Harrisonburg community, with artists Anita and Christian Fonseca Quezada. Exhibit available to the public on: May 19, 2015 from 5:30-10pm inside the EMU Commons at the Margaret Martin …

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Announcing: Taste of the World 2015!

Posted on February 3, 2015

Get ready for our 9th annual “Taste of the World”! Enjoy an evening of food from around the globe, with special emphasis on our hermanas y hermanos centroamericanos and their culture, food and music. Date/Time: Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 6PM Location: …

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Obama’s announcement for immigration relief

Posted on November 24, 2014

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a long expected Executive Order to provide added parameters for immigration enforcement and relief. The full order is available here: (English) (Spanish) ​For persons interested in immigration relief, we have included a flyer …

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Harrisonburg’s wonderful International Festival!

Posted on October 22, 2014

NewBridges IRC was present for Harrisonburg’s 17th International Festival held at Hillandale Park. In it you could find foods from all over the world: Ethiopia, Mexico, India, Thailand, Europe, Guatemala, Taiwan, etc. Our NewBridges stand offered all sorts of cookies from different …

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A NewBridges Intern Story

Posted on August 4, 2014

The following was written by Chelsea B., an intern with NewBridges.   To receive my BSW, Bachelors of Social Work, from James Madison University, I needed to complete over 400 hours of service in an internship. I had known about NewBridges IRC …

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