CEM training program offers refugees new skills

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jan 27, 2016

Refugees are creating a vibrant eco-system on the city’s west side.

Women from all over the world are learning English and various job skills through a training program at the Concerned Ecumenical Ministry on Lafayette Avenue. 

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says the women are making money from the products they sell, and then reinvesting that to contribute to Western New York’s economy.

“They are part of the great renaissance of Buffalo,” Hochul said.

The Concerned Ecumenical Ministry is an agency that gives community members a place to learn and socialize while they adjust to life in the United States.




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