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JC:HEM 2014 Final Report Executive Summary

In a recent discussion, I was asked a question that I am often asked, “Why educate refugees if they cannot work?” The question makes us go to the core of why educate anyone, what is the purpose of higher education? Because the question is asked so often we included it in the Bridge to Learning course for the students, many of whom are refugees, to answer with us. One student, now a graduate with a Regis University awarded Diploma in Liberal Studies, replied with some surprise at the question, “We do not seek higher education for jobs; we seek higher education to fight ignorance.” Another perspective comes from a refugee living in Chad, “If we had had education in Darfur, we would not be refugees today. Without education, we were caught unaware.” Your support and interest makes it possible for JC:HEM to extend the reach of higher education to many.

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Publications
Transform Newsletter: February 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

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July 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Transform Newsletter: September 2014
Transform: The Newsletter of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Transform Newsletter: December 2014
The Newsletter of JC:HEM - Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins

Dr. Neil Sparnon, JCHEM Chief Academic Officer
JC:HEM International Director, Dr. Mary McFarland, Makes Special Announcement "Dr. Neil Sparnon, JCHEM’s Chief Academic Officer, recently informed me of his plans to pursue new professional opportunities, beginning in September...The most significant thank you to Neil is to see the impact access to higher education is having for our students and their communities."
Fr. Peter Balleis and the JC:HEM Board and staff in Rome.
A Standing Ovation for International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service and founding Co-Chair of the JC:HEM Board, Fr. Peter Balleis, SJ, in Rome. The Board of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins gave Fr. Peter Balleis, SJ, a standing ovation at the close of their two-day meeting in Rome, on June 2nd.
International Director, Dr. Mary McFarland
JC:HEM International Director Dr. Mary McFarland's address at Vatican Voices of Faith event Dr. Mary McFarland, International Director of JC:HEM, recently participated in the 2015 Voices of Faith storytelling event celebrating International Women’s Day March 8 at the Vatican.
Latest news from Alumni
Dr. Rosemarie Hunter at the University of Utah
Finding Ways to do Transformation: New Certificate Program for JC:HEM Alumni JC:HEM is the recipient of a Certificate Program that will support refugees in the Dzaleka and Kakuma Refugee Camps in Malawi and Kenya Africa to prepare entry-level case managers working in community-based organizations (CBO), social service, and resettlement agencies. The CMC program is the outcome of a university-community partnership.