"My Homeland" Stories for Children of Multicultural Backgrounds

The Diaspora and Multicultural Partnerships team is pleased to highlight Olivera Jankovska, Community Engagement Associate for UNICEF USA’s Southwest Office, who recently authored her first set of books in a series entitled ‘My Homeland’. The stories are designed to help children of multicultural backgrounds appreciate and share their heritages and cultures. The series is published by Atlas Ink, a female- and minority-led business founded by Jankovska herself, which seeks to educate young readers on the values of diversity and cultural preservation.

Celebrating Diversity Through Reading: A Live Storytelling Series


Celebrating Diversity Through Reading is a virtual storytelling series featuring various authors and children’s books about race, diversity, and inclusion. Held weekly on Thursdays at 4:30pm CST, this series invites individuals to engage and learn about different topics through an interactive and creative session!

UNICEF USA Youth Lead Virtual Congressional Meetings


This August, UNICEF UNITE teams across the country scheduled and attended meetings with members of Congress and their staff as part of UNICEF USA’s annual “August Recess” advocacy campaign. While these meetings were held in person at Congressional district offices in previous years, the challenges posed by COVID-19 made August Recess 2020 completely virtual.

Virtual Volunteer-Led Event Brought UNITE For a Session of Painting

It has been such an amazing opportunity to witness UNICEF USA’s countless efforts to spread positivity during this difficult time. As the community engagement intern in the Houston office, I’ve been introduced to various UNICEF USA initiatives that have had a lasting impact on individuals and communities.