Rachel Peric is a mother and passionate contributor to a world of less othering and more belonging. She currently serves as Deputy Director of Welcoming America, an NGO that builds communities where everyone – including immigrants and refugees - can thrive. Her past work includes leading a coalition advocating for adult English literacy and building community investment and impact with a regional United Way. Rachel is also a board member of Art & Remembrance, which uses art to recognize individual courage and resilience by sharing the work of the strongest woman in Rachel’s life – her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, former refugee, and artist. As a newish mom, she maintains an extensive collection of abandoned knitting and creative writing projects that she hopes to return to someday. In the meantime, she's enjoying spending time with family and exploring nature with her daughter.
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July 27, 2017
Most Americans live in communities that look different today than in the past. Our neighbors and our children’s classmates come from across the globe; in fact, one in four kids in America today hails from an immigrant family. But whether we were born here or elsewhere, we all want the same things, including to raise our families in a safe community and to feel like we belong. And let’s face it - change can be hard. Adjusting to a new life in an unfamiliar place can be challenging for immigrant families - and also an adjustment for families who’ve lived in the community all their lives. That’s...