RISE: Refugee and Immigrant Student Education


Our Mission:

We seek to connect, engage, and empower New Haven’s refugee and immigrant populations and the local communities to foster inclusion and tolerance through weekly in-school and in-home cultural lessons and monthly community outreach events. RISE works with these local schools, families, and communities to create cultural awareness through our aforementioned activities.

Our Activities:

IRIS Immigrant and Refugee Tutoring
Direct Service
RISE has partnered with IRIS to provide volunteers for an after school program, family literacy program, and in-school tutoring program. Our student volunteers will work closely with IRIS and their programs aimed to help integrate refugees into the community.

Student Leaders:

Halli Watson - Coordinator/President Alyssa Agarwal - Coordinator/President

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