News & Events

Upcoming Events

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Walk to Support our Refugee Neighbors

Sunday, October 2, 2022

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ET

First Parish and ARCS are joining together for a fun and fundraising walk to support the refugees who are making Arlington and surrounding communities their home.  The 2.4 mile walk will start and end at First Parish, with refreshments following.

 

Make a donation here.

Register to attend on the First Parish website here.

In the News

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Arlington Volunteers Recognized for Supporting Asylum Seekers

Arlington Advocate

November 18, 2019

Eric Segal and Linnea Olsson accepted the award for outstanding community service from the Refugee Immigration Ministry on behalf of ArCS Cluster.

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

Arlington Advocate

December 18, 2018

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). ​

Press Releases