Moving to a new place can be hard. Want to help young refugees make San DIego home through tutoring and friendship? Check out RefugeeNet!
Each year, San Diego becomes home for approximately 3,500 new refugess. With the Syrian diaspora alone, there are 1,500 additional refugees that have arrived in San Diego just in the past few months. One of the Mulvaney Center's most recent community partners, RefugeeNet, is a non-profit organization that has been helping the refugee comunities in San Diego for over 20 years now. Through working with this organization, USD students are able connect to the rich and diverse communities throughout the city. Housed in the diverse neighborhood of City Heights, RefugeeNet provides tutoring to over 100 young people three days a week. They are placed in grades based on age rather than knowledge. As they frequently speak little or no English, we often begin with ABC’s and writing numbers and letters.
The organization is in desparate need of tutors, particularly with the new arrival of refugee children from Syria, and the personal as well as academic support that USD students can provide is invaluable. Aside from the educational component, our students are practicing the pedagogy of immersive practices and community engagement. Strong communities are only ever built through consistency, trust, and love. Having the opportunity to bond with the children as many as three days a week, USD students are taking up the practices and values of community building, all while placing real life context into their experiences of learning at USD.
For more info and to get engaged, please contact Stephanie Rubinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org