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February 19, 2018 | Posted by:

The start of Uncommon Grounds

It won’t be too much longer before you’ll be able to try Ancora’s new coffee – “Uncommon Grounds, Roasted for a Reason.” These are exciting times, as the build-out for the coffee-roasting training facility is underway in Kandern, Germany. Ancora has plans to start roasting and training roasters soon, and so far, the coffee samples… Read More

November 27, 2017 | Posted by:

Making friends, achieving goals

Ahmed loves to run. When he was unable to participate in a language course due to problems with his eyesight, Ancora wondered if there might be a German runner who would be interested in running with him to help him practice speaking German while they ran. As it turns out, there was. Axel has been training… Read More

October 18, 2017 | Posted by:

Language classes kick off

The new Ancora language learning lab is up and running, and students are enjoying it. The classes, offered two days a week, give refugee students the opportunity to learn German language concepts in computer-based lessons, then practice what they’ve learned in a conversation café setting. The skills they are picking up range from learning the alphabet… Read More

May 24, 2017 | Posted by:

Read. Cook. Love.

In the past few months, Ancora team members supported local organizations as they produced two refugee programs focused on integration. One event engaged young refugees in a German-language reading competition. The other event created a cooking opportunity for refugee chefs. Both occurred recently on the same weekend with positive feedback from the community. The reading project matched participating refugee… Read More

September 29, 2016 | Posted by:

Ancora team connects with the local community

Despite having been in country only a short time, the Ancora team is making positive progress connecting with local leaders. Visits to several camps gave our Directors insight into which projects should take priority over the coming months. At present, Ancora intends to focus most heavily in three major areas: Education, Training, and Health & Fitness.