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Click to view: April 2016 ISP Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter: In This Issue: Six ISP students to graduate in May 2016 (Mustafa, Riyam, Rand, Ahmed, Taleen, and Awss). ISP Reunion in the Chicago area on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30, 2016). See details in the newsletter. Calling all ISP Alumni, Support Groups, Host Families, Faculty, Board & Staff Members, Donors, Friends!

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ISP Newsletter: Huda Graduates from Berea

December 2015 Newsletter: ISP’s newest alumna, Huda Al-Sammarraie, graduated from Berea College on December 13, 2015, with a double major in Economics and Spanish. Huda’s studies took her to Spain for concentrated study in Spanish. A host of friends, sponsors, and supporters were present to see Huda receive her degree. /

We're Sponsoring a Reunion . . . and we need your help

Why a reunion?
Strong friendships have formed over the years. You have been with us as we struggled together and rejoiced together. You have seen sixty-four young women and men emerge from the Iraqi Student Project with opportunities they only dreamed of as refugees in Syria. And you have been one with us, both in suffering and in success. Click on the title above (We're Sponsoring a Reunion) to read our story.
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ISP News and Appeal - FALL 2015

Click on the title above to read our latest newsletter. As our 2015 Graduates take the next step toward their careers, our final Senior Class takes the last step toward their undergraduate degrees. Congratulations to both groups!/

The Passing of a Friend . . .

by ISP student Huda Al-Sammarraie, Berea College, Berea, KY
Dr. Michelle Tooley passed away on May 26, 2015, after a two-year struggle with cancer. She died very peacefully at her home surrounded by friends who were singing to her. I had the chance to see her two days before, and even though she could speak very little, she was fully aware and could remember everything clearly . . .

ISP News and Appeal - Spring 2015

Spring brings renewed hope, especially perhaps to college students who are looking forward to graduation--and to those who have helped them reach their goal.

Click here for December 2014 News & Appeal

We must never give up our hope--or our efforts--for peace. There are as many avenues toward peace as there are people who strive toward it. The Iraqi Student Project has chosen education as our way to establish lasting peace, and we are grateful that you have joined us in that effort. At a time of year which many see as a season of peace, may you be richly rewarded for your support of our mission and our students. Their learning and their lives are an encouraging example of what efforts for peace can achieve.

On the Ground Update on the Situation in Iraq

/Click on the title to read a letter from Dr. Sarah AK Ahmed, Director of Operations for The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME) and Personal Assistant to Canon Andrew White, detailing her experiences over the last year as the crisis with ISIS in Iraq has escalated to increasing levels of severity. Sarah is a former ISP student. She provides an inside perspective on the crisis, and shares stories from her vast experiences. Please read this letter and share it with your friends and family.

ISP News Summer 2014

Looking back, it often seems impossible that so much can be accomplished when the need is so great and continues to grow! But it doesn't seem impossible to our students. Given the further deterioration of the situation in Iraq and Syria, our students are all the more mindful of and grateful for what your love and support has made possible. We feature some of their stories in this issue of the ISP newsletter.

Iraqi Student Project: a progress report

/Graduates from ISP are beginning to emerge from the US educational system. We report on the success of a project that now finds itself caught in the crossfire in Syria. Stephen Starr writes in The National, which has set a new standard of quality English-language journalism in the Middle East.