Dedicated TSOS team members work hard to collect refugees’ stories and to advocate on their behalf. Learn more here about the work, the people and what moves us! Our team is always at hand to inform, present or answer your questions.
In a Sesame Street simplistic style, We're Different, We're the Same shows how we can have things about us that are different and yet have things in common.
As our little Kansas City team and wonderful helpers worked together, we have discovered more love for the incredible refugee families than we could ever have anticipated. And with that, a yearning to tell the stories that brought them to our shared Kansas City home.
Each country's different tradition is a delightful way to show that love can be shown in a variety of ways.
"By December 2019 the need in Paris was so overwhelming and had been for a long time. I couldn’t look away. In fact, deep down I felt a call to help." A story of ingenuity, boldness, and partnership helped meet the needs of hungry displaced people in France.
How does it feel not to be included? Stricly No Elephants empowers children to think about how to make the best of an unpleasant experience to bring about change.
How does a refugee move forward in a new country? How do they bridge the gaps they face that are necessary for integration into a new place? Most importantly, how do they learn the language fast enough to get a job and be productive in their communities? One ESL program in Virginia's southeast region targeting mothers and children conducts classes over Zoom, offering both language skills and a sense of community for women who are often more isolated.
In partnership with NoVa Friends of Refugees, we have provided a list of the most relevant proposals for the refugee and immigrant communities, organized by policy category, and encourage our local readers to stay updated and contact your representatives for those issues about which you feel strongly. We have found our elected officials' staff to be easy to talk to and, in our experience, responsive to our emails. The Virginia General Assembly is in session until February 27. Call or write today!
Small heart-shaped balloons purchased by a man who knew first hand the indebtedness the recipients would feel allowed receivers at a Christmas donation event to give something in return.
The Story of Our Journey recounts the journey of refugees worldwide through personal experiences of individuals interviewed by Their Story is Our Story (TSOS), and was done in collaboration with Dylan Findley, the composer, and Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, the principle clarinet in the project.
"One is a life. One is a story. One is a tragedy. One is a new start.
One is renewed hope, and one is where we begin again to put our world