The International Welcome Center, Akron

The International Welcome Center, Akron The International Welcome Center is a training center for refugees and immigrants who have come to the Akron/Canton area.

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Huge shoutout and thanks to Dan Karant and the Kiwanis Club of Norton, Ohio  for supporting the IWC and impacting the li...
10/14/2021

Huge shoutout and thanks to Dan Karant and the Kiwanis Club of Norton, Ohio for supporting the IWC and impacting the lives of refugees in the Akron Canton area.

Huge shoutout and thanks to Dan Karant and the Kiwanis Club of Norton, Ohio for supporting the IWC and impacting the lives of refugees in the Akron Canton area.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED LAST NIGHT'S EVENT! What an incredible night! #iwchalloffame #iwcakron Thank you for...
10/14/2021

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED LAST NIGHT'S EVENT! What an incredible night! #iwchalloffame #iwcakron

Thank you for “choosing” to be a part of the “solution” for refugees and immigrants in the Akron/Canton area. Your participation, and the generosity of those who made a financial impact, is greatly appreciated. Refugee and immigrant families will be helped.

If you would still like to donate, or share with someone how they could make donation, please share this link: www.theiwc.org

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED LAST NIGHT'S EVENT! What an incredible night! #iwchalloffame #iwcakron

Thank you for “choosing” to be a part of the “solution” for refugees and immigrants in the Akron/Canton area. Your participation, and the generosity of those who made a financial impact, is greatly appreciated. Refugee and immigrant families will be helped.

If you would still like to donate, or share with someone how they could make donation, please share this link: www.theiwc.org

We can't wait to see you tonight at 5:30pm at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.*If you have purchased a virtual option tick...
10/13/2021

We can't wait to see you tonight at 5:30pm at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

*If you have purchased a virtual option ticket: the link to watch live will be sent out via email. If you are having trouble accessing the link, email [email protected].

We can't wait to see you tonight at 5:30pm at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

*If you have purchased a virtual option ticket: the link to watch live will be sent out via email. If you are having trouble accessing the link, email [email protected].

ONE MORE DAY UNTIL...A Night at the Hall of Fame Be watching for details via email and call 330.882.4416 or email info@t...
10/12/2021

ONE MORE DAY UNTIL...
A Night at the Hall of Fame

Be watching for details via email and call 330.882.4416 or email [email protected] with any questions you may have prior to the event.

ONE MORE DAY UNTIL...
A Night at the Hall of Fame

Be watching for details via email and call 330.882.4416 or email [email protected] with any questions you may have prior to the event.

🏈 IT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK! 🎉 We are looking forward to hearing from Anthony Muñoz, Justin Everett Hilton and Samantha B...
10/10/2021

🏈 IT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK! 🎉

We are looking forward to hearing from Anthony Muñoz, Justin Everett Hilton and Samantha Byake and touring the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Will you be there?!

🏈 IT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK! 🎉

We are looking forward to hearing from Anthony Muñoz, Justin Everett Hilton and Samantha Byake and touring the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Will you be there?!

🌟 It's not too late to get a virtual ticket to watch LIVE online Wednesday, October 13th. theiwc.org/register🌟 You don't...
10/07/2021

🌟 It's not too late to get a virtual ticket to watch LIVE online Wednesday, October 13th. theiwc.org/register

🌟 You don't want to miss the opportunity to hear from these fantastic speakers and support the IWC!

🌟 Register by Tuesday, October 12th to be emailed the event link.

#IWCakron #IWCHallofFame #ProFootballHOF Pro Football Hall of Fame

🌟 It's not too late to get a virtual ticket to watch LIVE online Wednesday, October 13th. theiwc.org/register

🌟 You don't want to miss the opportunity to hear from these fantastic speakers and support the IWC!

🌟 Register by Tuesday, October 12th to be emailed the event link.

#IWCakron #IWCHallofFame #ProFootballHOF Pro Football Hall of Fame

🎉ONE WEEK AWAY! 🏈 A Night at the Hall of Fame⭐️ Featuring Anthony Muñoz, Justin Hilton, and Samantha Byake. ⭐️ theiwc.or...
10/06/2021

🎉ONE WEEK AWAY! 🏈
A Night at the Hall of Fame
⭐️ Featuring Anthony Muñoz, Justin Hilton, and Samantha Byake. ⭐️
theiwc.org/hof

🎉ONE WEEK AWAY! 🏈
A Night at the Hall of Fame
⭐️ Featuring Anthony Muñoz, Justin Hilton, and Samantha Byake. ⭐️
theiwc.org/hof

🎉TWO WEEKS AWAY 🏈 Get your tickets TODAY!Don't miss it: A Night at the Hall of Fame - Oct. 13ththeiwc.org/hof
09/29/2021

🎉TWO WEEKS AWAY 🏈
Get your tickets TODAY!

Don't miss it: A Night at the Hall of Fame - Oct. 13th
theiwc.org/hof

🎉TWO WEEKS AWAY 🏈
Get your tickets TODAY!

Don't miss it: A Night at the Hall of Fame - Oct. 13th
theiwc.org/hof

The International Welcome Center will be hosting A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th at 5:30pm in Canton, OH.It wil...
09/27/2021

The International Welcome Center will be hosting A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th at 5:30pm in Canton, OH.

It will be a an exciting event that you won't want to miss... but more importantly, by attending you will learn more about refugees resettling in Akron and how we can help be their neighbor.

Will you join us? theiwc.org/hof

The International Welcome Center will be hosting A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th at 5:30pm in Canton, OH.

It will be a an exciting event that you won't want to miss... but more importantly, by attending you will learn more about refugees resettling in Akron and how we can help be their neighbor.

Will you join us? theiwc.org/hof

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th will feature speaker Miss Samantha Byake. Samantha will be sharing her perspe...
09/26/2021

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th will feature speaker Miss Samantha Byake. Samantha will be sharing her perspective as a refugee who has resettled in the Akron area. Her story and heart for other refugees is powerful!

More about Samantha Byake:
Samantha Byake is a refugee advocate counselor and founder of Better Mind International Agency Ltd. She is a board member of North Akron Community Development Corp. and the International Welcome Center. Samantha volunteers with the Red Cross and works with Charter Corporation. She has worked on several projects that promote awareness about COVID-19, HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and more.

Samantha was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fled to Uganda in 2010 seeking asylum. She obtained a Bachelors in Community Psychology. She uses her interpersonal and communication skills to help refugees integrate into American culture.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Samantha Byake, register now for the event: theiwc.org/register

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th will feature speaker Miss Samantha Byake. Samantha will be sharing her perspective as a refugee who has resettled in the Akron area. Her story and heart for other refugees is powerful!

More about Samantha Byake:
Samantha Byake is a refugee advocate counselor and founder of Better Mind International Agency Ltd. She is a board member of North Akron Community Development Corp. and the International Welcome Center. Samantha volunteers with the Red Cross and works with Charter Corporation. She has worked on several projects that promote awareness about COVID-19, HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and more.

Samantha was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fled to Uganda in 2010 seeking asylum. She obtained a Bachelors in Community Psychology. She uses her interpersonal and communication skills to help refugees integrate into American culture.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Samantha Byake, register now for the event: theiwc.org/register

Don't delay in purchasing your tickets... limited seats still available!Go to theiwc.org/register
09/24/2021

Don't delay in purchasing your tickets... limited seats still available!

Go to theiwc.org/register

Don't delay in purchasing your tickets... limited seats still available!

Go to theiwc.org/register

20 DAYS UNTIL...A Night at the Hall of FameOctober 13th, 5:30pmat Canton, OH Pro Football Hall of Fame Will you help us ...
09/23/2021

20 DAYS UNTIL...
A Night at the Hall of Fame

October 13th, 5:30pm
at Canton, OH Pro Football Hall of Fame
Will you help us reach the end zone?

Visit theiwc.org/hof for info & tickets!

20 DAYS UNTIL...
A Night at the Hall of Fame

October 13th, 5:30pm
at Canton, OH Pro Football Hall of Fame
Will you help us reach the end zone?

Visit theiwc.org/hof for info & tickets!

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame will feature Mr. Justin Everett Hilton as Master of Ceremonies. His passion for life and l...
09/22/2021

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame will feature Mr. Justin Everett Hilton as Master of Ceremonies. His passion for life and love for others inspires all those who listen!

More about Justin:
J. Everett Hilton is the Program Director within the Global Project Management Office for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Hilton has worked on many projects in the greater Akron and Cleveland areas including: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the new Cleveland Browns stadium, The Great Lakes Science Center and many more as an architectural designer.

Hilton continues to be a motivational speaker, an artist, and serves on numerous Board of Directors for schools, universities, businesses, foundations and non-profit organizations. Hilton is the first and youngest African American male to attain a Masters of Architecture Degree from Kent State and served as the Senior Administrator for Community Outreach and Senior Associate Vice President Executive for Kent State.

Register now for a Night at the Hall of Fame here: theiwc.org/hof

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame will feature Mr. Justin Everett Hilton as Master of Ceremonies. His passion for life and love for others inspires all those who listen!

More about Justin:
J. Everett Hilton is the Program Director within the Global Project Management Office for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Hilton has worked on many projects in the greater Akron and Cleveland areas including: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the new Cleveland Browns stadium, The Great Lakes Science Center and many more as an architectural designer.

Hilton continues to be a motivational speaker, an artist, and serves on numerous Board of Directors for schools, universities, businesses, foundations and non-profit organizations. Hilton is the first and youngest African American male to attain a Masters of Architecture Degree from Kent State and served as the Senior Administrator for Community Outreach and Senior Associate Vice President Executive for Kent State.

Register now for a Night at the Hall of Fame here: theiwc.org/hof

Tune in to Heartfelt Radio 91.9 fm at 7:40am this Thursday morning, September 23, to hear Pastor Cary share about the mi...
09/22/2021

Tune in to Heartfelt Radio 91.9 fm at 7:40am this Thursday morning, September 23, to hear Pastor Cary share about the ministry of The International Welcome Center and the upcoming event taking place on October 13 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Click here to listen online:
https://streamdb9web.securenetsystems.net/v5/CHMRADIO&

Tune in to Heartfelt Radio 91.9 fm at 7:40am this Thursday morning, September 23, to hear Pastor Cary share about the ministry of The International Welcome Center and the upcoming event taking place on October 13 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Click here to listen online:
https://streamdb9web.securenetsystems.net/v5/CHMRADIO&

🎟 Purchase a ticket within the next week to guarantee your seat! $50 - 1 ticket to the event $95 - 2 tickets to the even...
09/21/2021

🎟 Purchase a ticket within the next week to guarantee your seat!
$50 - 1 ticket to the event
$95 - 2 tickets to the event
$25 - Virtual Option (watch from home)
$350 - Sponsor a Table (8 tickets to the event)
➡️ theiwc.org/register
*each ticket to the event includes: dinner, dessert, and a private tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

🎟 Purchase a ticket within the next week to guarantee your seat!
$50 - 1 ticket to the event
$95 - 2 tickets to the event
$25 - Virtual Option (watch from home)
$350 - Sponsor a Table (8 tickets to the event)
➡️ theiwc.org/register
*each ticket to the event includes: dinner, dessert, and a private tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th will feature Pro Football HOF Gold Jacket Member, Anthony Muñoz.​Mr. Muñoz wi...
09/20/2021

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th will feature Pro Football HOF Gold Jacket Member, Anthony Muñoz.

Mr. Muñoz will share his story about rising above life’s challenges and how his unwavering faith contributed to his success.

🏈 More about Anthony:
Anthony Muñoz is an entrepreneur, former offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals, and a television analyst. He is a 13 year NFL veteran, and led the Bengals to two Super Bowls. Anthony was named NFL Man of the Year in 1991. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall
of Fame in 1998.

Since his football career, Anthony established the Anthony Muñoz Foundation and has spoken to over 150 high schools and to Military units all over our nation. He has assisted in football camps in Mexico and has been a translator/medical assistant to Mexico with Christian Hands in Action.

Register for a Night at the Hall of Fame to hear more from Anthony Muñoz: theiwc.org/hof

💫 A Night at the Hall of Fame October 13th will feature Pro Football HOF Gold Jacket Member, Anthony Muñoz.

Mr. Muñoz will share his story about rising above life’s challenges and how his unwavering faith contributed to his success.

🏈 More about Anthony:
Anthony Muñoz is an entrepreneur, former offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals, and a television analyst. He is a 13 year NFL veteran, and led the Bengals to two Super Bowls. Anthony was named NFL Man of the Year in 1991. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall
of Fame in 1998.

Since his football career, Anthony established the Anthony Muñoz Foundation and has spoken to over 150 high schools and to Military units all over our nation. He has assisted in football camps in Mexico and has been a translator/medical assistant to Mexico with Christian Hands in Action.

Register for a Night at the Hall of Fame to hear more from Anthony Muñoz: theiwc.org/hof

Thankful for our Team Sponsor!Bahry & Associates, Inc. - Remodeling and Construction www.bahryassoc.com🌟 Officially 4 we...
09/15/2021

Thankful for our Team Sponsor!
Bahry & Associates, Inc. - Remodeling and Construction
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🌟 Officially 4 weeks away from our upcoming event A Night at the Hall of Fame!
🏈 Register Now: theiwc.org/hof

Thankful for our Team Sponsor!
Bahry & Associates, Inc. - Remodeling and Construction
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🌟 Officially 4 weeks away from our upcoming event A Night at the Hall of Fame!
🏈 Register Now: theiwc.org/hof

Special Thanks to our Gold Jacket event sponsor:Hi-Vue Solutions - Where Vision Meets Businesshivuesolutions.com30 days ...
09/13/2021

Special Thanks to our Gold Jacket event sponsor:
Hi-Vue Solutions - Where Vision Meets Business
hivuesolutions.com

30 days left to get your tickets to a Night at the Hall of Fame, don't delay! theiwc.org/hof

Special Thanks to our Gold Jacket event sponsor:
Hi-Vue Solutions - Where Vision Meets Business
hivuesolutions.com

30 days left to get your tickets to a Night at the Hall of Fame, don't delay! theiwc.org/hof

09/09/2021

Register now:
https://fb.me/e/1koTa4NZC

A Night at the Hall of Fame will include a catered dinner, a private tour of the Hall of Fame, and an opportunity to support the IWC.

Please register to join us October 13th!

You won't want to miss this event...-Hosted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH-Speakers: Anthony Muñoz, Just...
09/08/2021

You won't want to miss this event...

-Hosted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH

-Speakers: Anthony Muñoz, Justin Hilton, and Samantha Byake.

-Guests will be served dinner, have the opportunity to take a photo with Anthony Muñoz, and receive a private tour of the Hall of Fame.

Register Here: theiwc.org/hof

You won't want to miss this event...

-Hosted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH

-Speakers: Anthony Muñoz, Justin Hilton, and Samantha Byake.

-Guests will be served dinner, have the opportunity to take a photo with Anthony Muñoz, and receive a private tour of the Hall of Fame.

Register Here: theiwc.org/hof

08/16/2021
Cary Duckett

Thank you AkronBuzz and Sarah White for giving Pastor Cary Duckett the opportunity to tell others about the exciting things happening in Akron with The IWC.

Watch and share with a friend!

Go to theiwc.org/hof for more information on the upcoming IWC event, October 13th, 2021.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021You won't want to miss this event featuring Anthony Munoz and hosted at the ...
07/14/2021

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

You won't want to miss this event featuring Anthony Munoz and hosted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

Will You Help Us Reach The End Zone?

Go to theiwc.org/hof for more info and to register.
#theiwc #anightatthehalloffame #theiwcakron

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

You won't want to miss this event featuring Anthony Munoz and hosted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

Will You Help Us Reach The End Zone?

Go to theiwc.org/hof for more info and to register.
#theiwc #anightatthehalloffame #theiwcakron

05/24/2021

The IWC Transportation Team is looking for volunteers available to drive on Sundays.

Please contact Amanda for more information if you are interested in volunteering! [email protected]

In case you missed the Annual Community Prayer Breakfast that was held virtually this year, here is guest speaker Pastor...
05/06/2021
Pastor Cary Duckett - Community Prayer Breakfast - IWC

In case you missed the Annual Community Prayer Breakfast that was held virtually this year, here is guest speaker Pastor Cary Duckett sharing about the International Welcome Center.
He mentions many ways to pray for the IWC and the refugees that it serves.

Thank you to Kiwanis Club of Norton, Ohio for hosting this event!

May, 6th 2021 Pastor Cary Duckett was the guest speaker at Kiwanis Club Norton, Ohio for the Annual Community Prayer Breakfast held virtually. Find more information…

Kiwanis Club of Norton, Ohio is hosting their Annual Community Prayer Breakfast virtually this year!Thursday May 6th at ...
04/30/2021

Kiwanis Club of Norton, Ohio is hosting their Annual Community Prayer Breakfast virtually this year!

Thursday May 6th at 7am

Pastor Cary Duckett will be their guest speaker and all ticket sales will be donated to the International Welcome Center.

Click here to register for the event:
fb.com/KiwanisClubNortonOhio

A link will be sent to all who registered on Tuesday, May 4th so that they can watch the event on Zoom.

Kiwanis Club of Norton, Ohio is hosting their Annual Community Prayer Breakfast virtually this year!

Thursday May 6th at 7am

Pastor Cary Duckett will be their guest speaker and all ticket sales will be donated to the International Welcome Center.

Click here to register for the event:
fb.com/KiwanisClubNortonOhio

A link will be sent to all who registered on Tuesday, May 4th so that they can watch the event on Zoom.

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5781 Manchester Rd.
New Franklin, OH
44319

Telephone

(330) 882-4416

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One of our refugees is in need of a vehicle under $3,000. Please contact me if you know of anyone with a reliable vehicle.
This is from Stanford University - Immigration Policy Lab Refugees in US Look for Job Opportunities, Social Networks Study Looks at Movement Patterns of US Refugees Refugees in US Look for Job Opportunities, Social Networks By Traci Pedersen Associate News EditorLast updated: 10 Aug 2020 ~ 3 MIN READ In their search for opportunity and community, refugees in the U.S. appear just as resourceful as other immigrants. In fact, many refugees move to other states soon upon arrival in search of better job opportunities, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. The study was conducted by the Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) , which included researchers at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS). As refugees work to build a new life, many relocate to a different state soon after arrival, according to a new dataset on nearly 450,000 people who were resettled between 2000 and 2014. And when they move, they are primarily looking for better job markets and helpful social networks of others from their home country, not more generous welfare benefits, as some have suggested. “These findings counter the stereotype that refugees are destined to become a drain on state resources over the long run,” said study co-author Jeremy Ferwerda, Ph.D. “When choosing where to live in the United States, refugees do not move to states where welfare benefits are highest. Instead, they leave states with high unemployment rates and move to states with booming economies and employment opportunities. ”
Hello, Could the IWC use these bookcases for a family? They are in my garage right now. I would love to be able to donate them to your program. They are heavy and it takes two men to move them. They are three separate units. Let me know.
Thank you all so much for your generous hearts! This weekend the IWC was able to abundantly Bless two families in need. Because of your donations, a 7 year old now has her own bed with clothes and supplies for school; a family of 6 may now share a meal at the same table; they all have a place to sit and blankets to keep them warm; everyone had a pillow to rest their heads on at night; and lastly, they are now able to cook and eat. None of this would have been possible without God touching each and every one of your hearts.
The IWC just gained two new families from the Congo who have been in the U.S. only one month. They have many immediate needs which we are trying to fill. If anyone is willing and able to donate some household items, please contact the IWC through Facebook or email at [email protected]. Thank you!