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:

Refugee Tutoring Direct Service Our group is dedicated to tutoring refugees in New Haven. We assign volunteers from the Yale community to local refugees here in New Haven through our in school tutoring program or our in home tutoring program. For in home tutoring, we assign one or two Yale students per family to tutor English, math, or science. For our in school program, we assign Yale students to tutor refugees currently enrolled in New Haven high schools. 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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