Kentucky Refugee Ministries http://wfpl.org en Art Breaks Down Barriers for Refugee Women in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/art-breaks-down-barriers-refugee-women-louisville <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sounds of different languages layered the air, competing and melding, as a group of women did their best to communicate with their neighbors in Spanish, Arabic, French, Lao and broken English. A dozen refugee mothers gathered around a folding table in the basement fellowship hall of Highland Baptist Church, waiting for the classes they take through Kentucky Refugee Ministries to start.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ashlie Stevens 9830 at http://wfpl.org Art Breaks Down Barriers for Refugee Women in Louisville Influx of Young Refugees Pinches Kentucky Refugee Services' Budget http://wfpl.org/post/influx-young-refugees-pinches-kentucky-refugee-services-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An increase of undocumented children coming into America is expected to reduce the funding for services available to displaced people living in Kentucky and across the U.S.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Office for Refugees officials expect to see a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;$2.28 million cut in federal funding to provide refugees in Kentucky with services such as English language learning, career development and housing placement.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:58:29 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9676 at http://wfpl.org Influx of Young Refugees Pinches Kentucky Refugee Services' Budget Resettling Agencies Say Extra Funds Improve Partnership with JCPS http://wfpl.org/post/resettling-agencies-say-extra-funds-improve-partnership-jcps <p>The number of refugee students in Jefferson County continues to rise at a quick pace and the agencies responsible for their resettlement say extra funding being appropriated to them has improved their relationship with the school district.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Previously, federal Refugee School Impact Grant funding was only awarded to Jefferson County Public Schools in the region. </span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:35:26 +0000 Devin Katayama 7283 at http://wfpl.org Resettling Agencies Say Extra Funds Improve Partnership with JCPS