The KIND Blog

Voices from the Field: “She has no idea of how much of an impact she had on me”

by Emma Israel   on February 13, 2018   in

I’ve met dozens of unaccompanied children in my 2 years working at KIND. As part of my job, I conduct intakes with unaccompanied children referred to KIND to learn their stories and to help KIND

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Taking Aim at Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families: Is This Who We Are as a Nation?

by Cory Shindel   on January 8, 2018   in

As we settle back into our daily routines after holidays with family and other loved ones and embark upon a new year, the Trump Administration is poised to approve a new policy taking aim at

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Chin & Curtis Cares

by Megan McKenna   on December 22, 2017   in

KIND’s Boston office was thrilled to receive generous donations for KIND clients from staff at Chin & Curtis, LLP – and just in time for the holidays! From diapers to winter scarves and hats to

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A Night to Remember: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with High School Students in Washington D.C.

by Alejandra Paz   on October 27, 2017   in

As a representative of KIND, I attended a celebration to honor Hispanic Heritage Month at a high school in Washington, DC, with which KIND is partnering on our Voices That Matter Most project. I was

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Finding Our Common Humanity and Building a Better World

by Wendy Young   on October 12, 2017   in

Williams College Convocation Speech Wendy Young ‘83 September 16, 2017     I stand before you humbled to be here.  To be part of this tremendous group of medalists is a huge honor, and a

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No Deal: No immigration trade-offs at the expense of unaccompanied children and vulnerable populations

by Megan McKenna   on September 22, 2017   in

KIND is a staunch supporter of DACA and the DREAM Act and will continue to seek passage of the DREAM Act and strongly support DREAMERS. KIND will not, however, support any legislation, legislative language, administrative

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Houston’s KIND Clients Need Your Help

by Wendy Young   on September 8, 2017   in

A Message from KIND President, Wendy Young:    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, KIND’s immigrant and refugee child clients are among the most vulnerable. Many have lost their homes. They have no food, no

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Houston Office Emergency Resources for Hurricane Harvey

by Alex Pender   on August 30, 2017   in

KIND’s Houston office opened today, September 5, 2017. Please see below for continued emergency resources for the Houston area. Las oficinas de KIND en Houston estarán cerradas por motivo del Huracán Harvey hasta nuevo anuncio.

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KIND Fresno & San Francisco’s First Resource Fair A Huge Success

by Katie Annand   on August 9, 2017   in

KIND’s Fresno and San Francisco staff hosted a resource fair this past week with over 30 Central Valley based clients attending with their families. The resource fair took place in the UC Merced Fresno Center. 

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DHS Secretary Kelly Misrepresents Child Refugees and Their Protection Needs

by Megan McKenna   on May 26, 2017   in

May 26, 2017—Yesterday, during a Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee budget hearing, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly grossly mischaracterized the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Unaccompanied Alien Children program

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