Since 2009 Deborah Taylor has been a volunteer family mentor working with Albany Karenni (Burmese) families through the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Their mission is “to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and to support their transition to a dignified life”. In 2017 she was honored as a finalist for the Jefferson Award for Public Service for her volunteer work. To protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or
voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life
Deborah has worked for the School Administrators Association of New York State as Director of Corporate Service for the past 30 years. She resides in East Greenbush with her husband Kevin and has two children: Caitlin and Brendan.
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Extended: Debbie Taylor, American Graduate Champion
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USCRI Recognition Event
Sunday, Oct 15, Mentors from USCRI and RISSE were recognized for their time, effort, and support with the newcomers from around the world. M&T provided support for the event, the Healthy Café Catering Co provided the food, Capital City Rescue Mission provided the (gorgeous) space, and volunteers from the Refugee Roundtable “staffed” the event. Each volunteer left with items to use with their families.
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