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 1 in 4 people living in Utica today is a refugee. With over 16,000 refugees having come through the Refugee Center (MVRCR), our city has the fourth largest concentration of refugees in the United States. There are close to 40 languages spoken in the Utica school district. Refugees Starting Over is an information hub by, for, and about resettled refugees in Utica, NY. Check out more this project at, where you can find video and other materials on the award-winning website, the Facebook page, and the YouTube channel. The photo albums of various events we've had are worth a second look!

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