The visit to Ellis Island

September 13, 2022

On August 30th, our Church World Service office in Jersey city took 48 clients, from Afghanistan, Syrian, to Ukraine and  Honduras, to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in New York. It was a phenomenal day! our clients enjoyed the ferry rides, museum exhibits, and stunning views of lower Manhattan. Our clients of different background came together to see a symbol of freedom and resilience against all odds.Many clients remarked on how similar the journeys of the individuals represented at the museum felt to their own. One client who had recently arrived in the US said this trip made him feel like he finally made it.

Each client received CWS School kit, filled with school supplies such as pens, pencils and books. One client remarked that “In Honduras, none of our schools have pens and pencils and so I am so happy to be ready for school this year.”