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News & Events

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Potluck & Education Event 

Friday, February 8, 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

First Parish 

630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

We'll have a casual potluck followed by presentation by Lauren Shebairo, LICSW, MPH, a clinical social worker at Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC).  Ms. Shebairo, who has worked with refugee and immigrant populations since 2002, focuses on providing specialized services for survivors of torture, gender-based violence, war trauma, and other types of human rights violations.

Arlington Reads Together: Refugee

March 6, 2019

Time to be announced

Robbins Library

700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

Join us for a reading from New York Times bestseller Refugee by the author Alan Gratz.  This book for young readers tells the story of three children at three different points in history, each of home are forced to feel their homelands.​

Ensemble Lyrae Benefit


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Harvard Epworth Church

7:30 pm

1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Join vocal group Ensemble Lyrae for a performance on the theme of Finding Home: Music of Adopted Lands. Donations at the event will benefit the ArCS Cluster. Purchase advanced tickets for $10; $15 at the door.​

In the News

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Gifts of Hope: The Arlington Food Pantry connects with asylum seekers

Arlington Advocate

December 18, 2019

Local Group Expands Support for Refugees

American Towns

November 13, 2018

Walk for Refugees set for June 24

Cambridge Chronicle

Jun 20, 2018 

Volunteers help refugees ease into life in new land

The Boston Globe

Apr 26, 2018

New group supports transition for asylum seekers in Cambridge 

Wicked Local Cambridge

Feb 13, 2018

Arlington Residents Form Group to Help Asylum Seekers

Wicked Local Arlington

Jan 24, 2018

Immigration: The Story of Us All

WEBN-TV Boston

This WEBN special report about the difficulties faced by asylum seekers includes an interview with ArCS Cluster co-founder Eric Segal (go to minute 13). ​

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