HACC Spring Commencement

Published May 16, 2017

Phuong, Thu and Sailey came to the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony of HACC’s Central Pennsylvania Community Colleges at the Hershey Giant Center on Thursday, May 11.  They proudly cheered the following ISC’s members: Ganga Adhikari (HACC 2017 Graduate, and an Intern at the ISC), Verley Valerius (HACC 2017 Student Speaker, and a Volunteer at the ISC), and Tuan Bui (HACC Mace Bearer, and the Program Manager at the ISC) The day after the ceremony, Dr. John Sygielski, HACC President sent these kind words to Tuan:  What an honor it was to have you as our mace bearer last evening.  Your […]

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Money In Your Pocket Campaign

Published April 15, 2017

For the past twelve weeks, the International Service Center has been sharing the Fellowship Hall of the Market Square Presbyterian Church with a marvelous group of dedicated volunteers from the United Way of the Capital Region to operate their Money In Your Pocket (MIYP) campaign.  The MIYP campaign is a community collaboration of organizations lead by United Way of the Capital Region that is committed to the economic stability of local families.  From January 30 through April 13, 2017, MIYP volunteers has been providing low-income working families with help completing federal and state returns, and obtaining rebates.  For tax year […]

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Marketplace Certified Application Counselors

Published August 17, 2016

As a Certified Application Counseling Marketplace designated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the International Service Center (ISC) is offering guidance to consumers in navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Recognized by the ISC as Marketplace Certified Application Counselors, Ms. Fibiya Japhet and Ms. Sailey Sey will assist consumers in understanding the ACA new programs, taking advantage of consumer protections, and navigating the health insurance system to find the most affordable coverage that meets the consumer’s needs. For assistance or information, please contact any of the following assisters: – Sailey Sey at (717) 230-8741, E-mail: sailey@isc76.org; – Tuan Bui at (717) 236-9401, E-mail: […]

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Translation and Interpretation Service in Harrisburg Area

Published July 28, 2016

To request translate translation and intrepetation service electronically, start here. The International Service Center (ISC), a multicultural social service organization was established in 1976 to promote, support and implement cultural, educational, social and economic programs to serve refugees and immigrants regardless of their ethnic background and national origin. Since 2001, the ISC has been operating a Language Bank to enable service providers who are the direct or indirect recipients of government funds to comply with the anti-discrimination law of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as well as meeting the language accessibility requirement of Presidential Executive Order 13166. By relying on the translation and […]

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From Kismayo to Carlisle

Published July 22, 2014

Alishine Hussein Osman was born in 1984 in Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia. When the Somali Civil War erupted in 1990, he was separated from his family and taken in by another family. Alishine, as he preferred to be called, and his ten new relatives had to spent the next sixteen years lingering in the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, which is administered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 2006, the office of the United Nations in Ifo posted a list of names of individuals eligible for resettlement, and Alishine saw his at […]

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Educating Refugee Children and Youth in Pennsylvania: How Can Schools and Community Agencies Be More Culturally Responsive?

Published March 12, 2014

Date: March 20, 2014 Venue: Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15 in Summerdale, a few miles west of Harrisburg The purpose of the conference is to increase awareness and build capacity regarding the characteristics and the needs of our refugee population.  We would like to invite your organization to have a booth at the conference where you would share your organization’s resources and services available to refugee families in our community. For your convenience, please find attached a registration form. Educating Refugee Children For Presenters and Exhibitors

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