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Zoya

A Welcoming Spirit

Meet Zoya Kravitz, director of the refugee assistance program, an employment program that helps refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking. She herself was a refugee from the Soviet Union and, therefore, shares the welcoming spirit she felt upon arriving in the United States with individuals fleeing conflict in their home countries. “The refugees bring with them their fears, pain, stress but at the same time, they bring their wonderful cultures, their talents and of course, their dreams.” Zoya and her team diligently help families to navigate the challenges of securing employment, housing, education, as well as learning about a new, safe life here in the Philadelphia region.

In January 2021, Zoya was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the state for her valuable contributions to refugee resettlement services in Pennsylvania.

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