Center for Immigrant & Refugee Accompaniment (CIRA)
In times where quality services and support for immigrant families are needed, Dr. Maria Vidal de Haymes, BSW Director and Dr. Ivan Medina have taken part of several activities in this area. Dr. Vidal de Haymes presented as a keynote speaker at the Jesuit University Network September meeting. Dr. Vidal de Haymes and Dr. Media, hosted 25 students from Mexico over the summer for the new, grant funded institute that will be launched under the name: Center for Immigrant & Refugee Accompaniment (CIRA).
Additionally, this past October 18, they were part of the Forum on Immigration and Family Unity hosted by Loyola. This event took place at our Water Tower Campus in collaboration with Alianza Americas, Hispanic Federation, Latinos Progresando among the main organizers.