MVRCR Receives Generous $6,000 Gift From Local Couple

Sheila and Ron Cuccaro of Utica have generously contributed $6,000 to the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. The Cuccaros have a keen interest in refugees particularly because of the joy their grandson, an Ethiopian refugee, has brought to their family. This gift represents their commitment to giving back to our community and supports their respect for diversity, and the talents that immigrant populations bring.

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NYS Police Recruiting Rescheduled to 6pm Wed Feb 13 2019

Rescheduled: NYS Police Recruiting at MVRCR

Tonight's NYS Police Recruiting event has been rescheduled to Wednesday February, 13th at 6:00pm due to inclement weather.

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New York State Police Recruiting Event At MVRCR

Join us February 6, 2019 at 6pm to learn about jobs with the NY State Police.

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MVRCR Recieves $4,300 Donation From The Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is pleased to announce that $4,300 has been received from the Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties to support yoga classes for refugee and immigrant women intended to improve physical and mental health, as well as connect them to other women with shared experiences.

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Local Couple Present MVRCR With Generous $10,000 Donation

It’s been a challenging year in so many ways at MVRCR, but this holiday season we wish to share a special story, and focus on gratitude for our extraordinary community. Ken and Jean (Kyong Suk) Puchalski of Rome have recently contributed $10,000 to the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees in Utica.

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Support MVRCR this #GivingTuesday by Contributing to Our #NYGivesDay Campaign

Save the date! MVRCR needs you on Tuesday, November 27th for #NYGivesDay. Support us this #GivingTuesday by donating to our NYGives Day campaign

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Fenimore Art Museum Exhibit Highlights Refugee Souls & Immigrant Culture

The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown is currently hosting an exhibit of two artists that capture refugee souls and immigrant culture. The work of Patrick Fiore and Halycon Westmass is currently on display as part of an exhibit to highlight refugees, immigrants, and the work of the Refugee Center. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit Thursday November 8th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Fenimore Art Museum located at 5798 STATE HIGHWAY 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326. The reception is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend.

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MVRCR's Multilingual Traffic Safety Program Wins 2018 Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Chair Award

The GTSC Chair Award was presented to MVRCR at the NYS Highway Safety Symposium in Lake Placid, NY on Wednesday October 17, 2018. To be considered for the award the organization or individual had to make efficient use of public resources and produce programs that are innovative, superior and highly successful in promoting traffic safety.

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Utica OD Features Unspoken - You can still register!

For the past seven years the city has hosted the annual UNSPOKEN event, focusing on human rights violations and persecutions around the world. It happens again Thursday and Friday with the 8th annual UNSPOKEN Human Rights Festival, being produced by the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees.

• Thursday: Will feature a provider training – “Resiliency: Treating Trauma in Youth and Veterans” – at Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica, 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $20 per participant. Presenters include Dr. Joanne Joseph from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Jacqueline Warmuth, vice president of clinical development at Sitrin Health Care Center. Visit to register.

• Friday: A festival reception will be held at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute- Sculpture Court beginning at 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Kristin Beck, a retired United States Navy SEAL, will talk in the MWPAI Auditorium. Beck gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a trans woman, the first openly transgender former U.S. Navy SEAL. Beck served for 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEALs before the transition and took part in 13 total deployments, including seven combat missions.

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MVRCR Needs Your Vote to Win $10,000 - Only 3 Days Left!

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees needs your vote to win $10,000! We have been selected as a finalist for The Community Foundation’s first-ever Community Choice Awards. The funds will support language access for a One World Opportunity and Welcome Center scheduled to open early next year. 

Act now! The nominee in each category with the most votes wins! You only have until September 30th to vote.

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