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“10 Million To 1” – Spirit FM 90.5 Interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jamie Derzypolski of Spirit FM 90.5, in Tampa.  This was aired just days before World Refugee Day 2012.  The interview is nearly a half hour long, full of good information about refugees and resettlement. Just click the play button below to listen… [Audio clip: view full […]

Online Book Launch

This Tuesday, November 29, is the official “online book launch” of 10 Million To 1.  By ordering a copy of the book from Amazon on this date you will be joining many others.  Together we can make an impact by creating a spike in sales. I am in the midst of a nationwide publicity campaign.  […]

“10 Million To 1” – Toginet Interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on Toginet, Internet Talk Radio, regarding the release of the new refugee resettlement how-to book, 10 Million To 1.  Just click the play button below to listen in… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Just a reminder.  If you’d like to pick up a copy of the […]

Book on the Way!

Today I received a preview copy of the new book 10 Million To 1.  I actually wasn’t expecting it quite yet, so when the UPS driver dropped it off I wasn’t sure what he was delivering.  Then I saw the label from Balboa Press.  Excitement! I thought, “Is this a copy of my book?” Yes, […]

Get Involved With Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Resettlement – Getting More People Involved Get it now:  10 Million To 1 — Advance Copy Recently I did a short presentation for a volunteer fair which had a refugee resettlement focus.  Here’s a (modified) video of the presentation about overcoming the fears and getting more people involved. Of course it’s also got a […]

Refugee Employment Sticks This Time

by Bryn Kirk I know I should not hold my breath but I can’t help it.  The father in our Karenni refugee family started a new job last week!  He completed a 40 hour week; 4 ten-hour days Monday through Thursday.  So far so good!  I think I can let my breath out. His job […]

Refugee Employment Options

Since being dismissed from his ever-so-brief temp-to-hire position, the husband/father in our refugee family has run out of options for income.  He must pay $575 a month for his one bedroom apartment.  He currently has $140.00 to his name. Our refugee resettlement funds are used up, the Matching Grant program is finished, and job prospects are thin.  […]

Refugee Employment Setback

I last wrote about the new job for the husband/father in our most recent refugee family.  Unfortunately the job did not stick. The company that was hiring brought in a large number of people to begin employment at the same time.  During the training day, our hopeful employee was permitted to complete the day, but […]

Resettlement Project Complete

Our goal, when we go into a refugee resettlement project is to complete the project within 6 months.  In order to consider the resettlement complete means that the family is self-sufficient, at least in the normal, day-to-day tasks, of life in our society.  Usually there are areas of weakness that may need to be attended to […]

Trouble with “the System”

As you know (if you’ve read previous posts), our two linked refugee families decided to split up nearly two months ago.  Then about a month ago, we finished moving the second of the two into a new apartment. It sounds like that should have been the end of the difficulties.  From the perspective of the […]