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The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement of more than 11000 member associations that include multi-purpose, community-based organizations across the world. We believe in empowering the people who work for social justice by connecting, inspiring and supporting an inclusive global community. 

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Focus Areas: Coronavirus: The impact on Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centers and more.

The IFS Helsinki Office and members have been organising online meetings as an opportunity to IFS members to share news and talk about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on community work and plans after the crisis. There have been two meetings so far.  The first online meeting took place on March 31, 2020, and the second on May 6, 2020.

The next meeting will be organised by the IFS member organisation ASKOVFONDEN of Denmark. The meeting is open to all and more details will be communicated soon. Please contact Junias Kanyinda at junias.kanyinda@setlementti.fi if you are interested in joining the meeting.

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Community Centers and the people: interview with Dominique Garet of the Centres sociaux et socioculturels de France and IFS board member.

"Social centers operate locally and are in a territory that the inhabitants are the first to know well. It is about starting from what people are experiencing and the situations encountered in their environments."

Follow the link below for more.

ifsnetwork.org/news/social-centers-and-the-people-interview-with-dominique-garet-of-the-french-fe...

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#powerofcommunity
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Community Centers and the people: interview with Dominique Garet of the Centres sociaux et socioculturels de France and IFS board member. 

Social centers operate locally and are in a territory that the inhabitants are the first to know well. It is about starting from what people are experiencing and the situations encountered in their environments. 

Follow the link below for more. 

https://ifsnetwork.org/news/social-centers-and-the-people-interview-with-dominique-garet-of-the-french-federation/

#peoplesempowerment
#powerofcommunity

The outreach team of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement was out there on a Day of Action sharing and caring about their community members.

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#powerofcommunity

#GetTested
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The outreach team of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement was out there on a Day of Action sharing and caring about their community members. 

#covidpreventiontips 

#powerofcommunity

#GetTested

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