News & Events

Upcoming Events


Book Talk with Roberto Lovato,

Author of Unforgetting

Hosted by Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project


Thursday, February 3, 2022

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm ET

The Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project will host a virtual book talk with journalist Roberto Lovato, author of Unforgetting, which weaves his Salvadoran father's personal history with that of the immigration crisis in both El Salvador and the US.  Spanish interpretation will be available.  The event will be hosted on Zoom.


Please register in advance at

Dance for Dignity

A Benefit for Local Immigrants

New date to be announced!

First Parish, 630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA

Come join your friends and neighbors for an evening of great music, dancing and comradery, while benefiting those seeking refuge in local communities.  Featuring the highly danceable music of Stanley and the Undercovers!

Get details and buy tickets or sponsorships 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). ​

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