March / 6 / 2018
PAIR Annual Luncheon

You don't want to miss PAIR's annual luncheon!
Each year members of our community come together to celebrate young refugees who are new to Houston. We honor their hard work, their big dreams, and their tremendous accomplishments. And we applaud the rich diversity they bring to our city. We also honor those who are devoted to easing their adjustment and ensuring their success.
This year, we are especially eager to show that we welcome them wholeheartedly. Please join us!
Friday, May 4, 2018
The Junior League of Houston

Keynote Speaker: Garrett Reed
Honorary Chair: Suzan Samuels
If you cannot attend, please make your gift to the annual fund.
In This Issue

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PAIR Program Activities
Global Scholars Take Well Deserved Time to Relax

After working hard to complete college scholarship applications, high schoolers in PAIR's Global Scholars program had a chance for some R & R with their mentors at a picnic in Evelyn's Park. Students and mentors played games and shared a picnic lunch, building community and celebrating their accomplishment: 20 applications in the mail! Image of the event is featured above.

Middle School Explores Music

Three Houston Symphony musicians shared their skills and knowledge of music with youth in PAIR's Global Learners program at Las Americas Middle School. This year Las Americas has a music teacher, so the students were eager to share their knowledge and add to it by asking lots of questions: How do their instruments make sounds? What does the conductor do? Why did the musicians choose their instruments? After a performance, everyone had a chance to play the double bass.
Advocacy Update

The Syrian civil war will soon enter its 7th year. Nearly 5.5 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes. Hundreds of thousands of civilians and children are malnourished and lack health care. Yet, in this fiscal year, the U.S. has resettled just 38 Syrian refugees.
We encourage you to contact your members of Congress to let them know that you support aid for Syrian civilians in war zones and for opening our doors to more Syrian refugees. You can use the HIAS link here to connect with your representatives.