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The incidences of overt racism and xenophobia of the last year caused our families to feel under attack. The vast majority of our families are immigrants, hailing from 34 different countries. Almost all of our families are non-white. Many fled violence, experienced trauma, and sacrificed all that was comfortable and familiar to try and better their children’s lives by coming here to the land of opportunity. Our work with families last year focused on providing a space for help, healing and community in a time of extreme pain. We worked with the legal and non-profit communities from across the state, the Central Falls School District, state agencies and others to provide direct and tangible services for our families to address their pressing needs. We committed as a team to providing not only empathy for our families in this time, but also solidarity – the act of standing alongside and facing these threats hand in hand as a true community. This work continues.