Dallas Local Author Recognized For Book Assisting Immigrants And Refugees
Local community bloggers in Dallas, Texas, are talking about a book written by Dallas local, Natallia Padilla. The book, titled ‘Local’ is designed to provide resources for new residents, refugees and immigrants.
Padilla created this book with the help of a Dallas based non-profit called the Vickery Meadows Youth Foundation. In a NBC 5 DFW post published on December 17th, they state, “A North Texas woman is doing something good to help immigrants and refugees more quickly acclimate when they come to Dallas. Natalia Padilla helped put together ‘Local,’ a bilingual coloring guidebook full of resources that serve new residents, immigrants and refugees. It’s all through her educational push DSGN For Us. “It comes with a set of illustrations created by immigrant kids,” Padilla said.
Some of the bloggers mentioned above are noting that this book comes at a critical time. Earlier in the year, the Dallas Observer wrote about the worrying condition of immigrants in Dallas. The post, published on May 15th, states, “Now, the old, cramped apartments are home to families from Liberia, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and many more countries. When school is in session, dozens of languages can be heard in the hallways in nearby schools. Recently, those hallways have been bare, and the apartments of Vickery Meadow are bursting at the seams with quarantined children and teens, some of whom are sick with COVID-19. Martha Stowe is the Executive Director of the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation. By her own description, her job is all about ‘giving children a great life in Vickery Meadow.’ But you can’t do that without helping the parents, too, so Stowe and her staff are well acquainted with practically every family in the neighborhood. The most immediate problem is the mere act of quarantining, she says.”
Among other announcements, Ward Maedgen Accident Attorneys takes this post as an opportunity to show their support, stating that they would like to wish, “Natalia Padilla and the rest of the Vickery Meadows Youth Foundation the best of luck in all their charitable endeavors.”
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