Ithaca Mural Tells the Story of Refugees from Burma

With the help of local artist Dan Burgevin, local teens designed and painted a mural at the corner of Seneca and Geneva streets depicting their families’ journeys as refugees from Burma (also known as Myanmar).

The mural’s three panels tell the story of how these families escaped genocide in Burma by fleeing to refugee camps in Thailand.

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 Instruction 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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