News & Events

Keep up with the latest Neighbor to Neighbor news, events, and helpful resources here.

EVENT: June 20, 2024

Celebrate World Refugee Day with a panel discussion followed by a screening of the 2017 documentary The Staging Post: The Refugee Education Revolution. Refreshments provided. Admission is free.

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FUNDRAISER: April 27, 2024

Poker Run 2024

Join us for an exciting poker-themed fundraiser! The Neighbor to Neighbor Poker Run is a lively event designed for everyone, created to foster community connections while supporting the work of welcome. All proceeds will directly benefit our Newcomer Assistance Fund.

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CALL TO ACTION: February 14, 2024

Indiana House Bill Threatens Driver's Licenses for Some Legal Immigrants

Indiana lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would not allow certain legal immigrants – those who are here under a status called Humanitarian Parole (HP) – to obtain a state ID or driver’s license. Indiana HB1162 has already passed the state House and is awaiting a vote in the Senate sometime next week.

UPDATE: This bill passed. 

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2023 IMPACT REPORT

Neighbor to Neighbor's 2023 Impact Report

The 2023 Neighbor to Neighbor Impact Report is ready for perusal!  Some highlights include almost 4,500 hours of volunteer work (thank you, volunteers!!), nearly 60% of our income coming from individual donations (thank you, again!), and 105 immigrant newcomers served in 2023. We could do none of this without the support of our community, and we are very grateful. 

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ARTICLE: December 20, 2023

Adams, Susan and Cramer, Andrea. (2023). Voices from the Field. INTESOL Journal, 20(1). 

Susan Adams of Butler University interviews Andrea Cramer for this annual spotlight in the INTESOL Journal. 

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PRESS RELEASE: December 4, 2023

N2N receives two local grants to fund Welcome Project

In recent weeks, Neighbor to Neighbor has received two grants from local organizations to fund the Welcome Project: one from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and one from the University of Notre Dame’s Philanthropy and the Common Good class.  

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PRESS RELEASE: November 3, 2023

Ziker Cleaners Partners with Neighbor to Neighbor

Ziker Cleaners, South Bend’s largest dry cleaning and laundry service, has recently engaged in partnership with

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PODCAST: Sept. 25, 2023

Andrea Cramer, founder and executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor in South Bend, dives into the story behind the mission of this non-profit and how it came to be. She shares how we can truly be neighbors to ALL of those around us, not just those who look and think exactly like us.

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NOW HIRING: October 2023

Coordinator of Mission Advancement

Neighbor to Neighbor is seeking a half-time Coordinator of Mission Advancement to expand the organization’s reach and ability to serve immigrant populations in the greater South Bend region.

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2023 WELCOME PARTY CAMPAIGN

N2N Welcome Party Campaign

In the month of September 2023, Neighbor to Neighbor ran a campaign to build a base of sustaining donors called The Welcome Party. The campaign brought in 16 new regular donors and a total of $15,230 in increased impact.  

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EVENT: September 7, 2023

Little Amal comes to South Bend

Neighbor to Neighbor, the EM EN Art House, and the St. Joseph County Public Library invite the Michiana community to gather at the Morris Performing Arts Center plaza (211 N Michigan Ave, South Bend, IN 46601) on September 7, starting at 7:00 p.m., to participate in the interactive event Amal from Afar

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NEW GRANT FUNDER

Neighbor to Neighbor receives a $25,000 grant from the Archewell Foundation

With a belief in the power of connection and a goal of uplifting communities, the Archewell Foundation’s Welcome Project supports the creation of programming for women who have recently resettled from Afghanistan.

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NEWS: July 21, 2023

Refugees are not always in some far-off country. Some live, work and play among us every day in our community. That’s the focus of a new exhibit at the St. Joseph County Main Library called “Blurred Lives: Refugees to Neighbors.”

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PRESS RELEASE: July 20, 2023

The exhibit, which is on display on the second floor gallery, tells the stories of 12 refugees — many of them N2N clients — who came to Michiana as refugees and asylees fleeing persecution in Viet Nam, Bosnia, Iraq, Venezuela and Afghanistan, among other countries.

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FUNDRAISER: June 19-26, 2023

Neighbor to Neighbor BINGO FUNdraiser

To raise awareness, funds, and FUN in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, N2N is hosting a BINGO FUNdraiser the week of June 19-26. Download the card, donate, and start playing!   

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2022 IMPACT REPORT

Neighbor to Neighbor's 2022 Impact Report

Our 2022 Impact Report is now available. We love to share about our work, so if there are any questions, we are happy to discuss them.

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NEWS: May 20, 2022

While pledges of welcome to refugees of the war in Ukraine fill U.S. headlines, churches and institutions are quietly working to resettle and acclimate households fleeing other longstanding conflicts, one family at a time, Anabaptist World reports.

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VIDEO: January 4, 2022

Andrea Cramer and Therese and David Cory share about their work with Neighbor to Neighbor. 

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2021 IMPACT REPORT

Our 2021 Impact Report is now available. We love to share about our work, so if there are any questions, we are happy to discuss them.

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NEWS: December 9, 2021

Several local organizations are preparing to help more Afghan refugees settle in St. Joseph County, among them Neighbor to Neighbor

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PODCAST: November , 2021

Nate Louks interviews Andrea Cramer in this Sound Off episode, which originally aired on 96.7 EAGLE.

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FUNDRAISER: June 19, 2021

Join Us for Our 2nd Annual Miniature Golf Outing

This fundraiser will be fun for the whole family. Come play for fun or register a team to play for a prize. There will be free refreshments and a merchandise table. 

NEWS: January 12, 2021

Neighbor to Neighbor is one of sixteen grassroots nonprofits, doing the work of welcoming, to be selected to the Hello Neighbor Network. This 10 month fellowship will include professional development, national convening, and ongoing support.

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2020 IMPACT REPORT

This report summarizes the community impact we had over 2020. We are excited to continue our work of welcoming Aspiring Americans into our St. Joseph County community.

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NEWS: December 6, 2019

A new Philanthropy course at Notre Dame allows students to fund local nonprofits. Neighbor to Neighbor is honored to be among the first cohort of nonprofits to be awarded funds.

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NEWS: December 5, 2019

Neighbor to Neighbor’s advocacy work led the Indiana BMV to make a meaningful change in test prep accessibility. Michiana’s local new station, WNDU, reports on the needed update. 

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NEWS: December 6, 2019

Neighbor to Neighbor’s advocacy work led the Indiana BMV to make a meaningful change in test prep accessibility. Indianapolis’ news outlet, the IndyStar, reports on the needed update. 

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NEWS: November 24, 2018

Neighbor to Neighbor sues the BMV, claiming it is violating the Civil Rights Act by offering the test in 14 languages but the manual only in English.

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