We equip refugee families self-reliant, engaged, and contributing citizens. We do this by providing academic support to kids, coordinating with community schools to give students the help they need. And we care for their families by organizing a weekly food distribution and offering case management and job development services to help parents increase their earning capacity.
After School Tutoring
RefugeeNet has provided tutoring for decades, with committed leadership and experienced tutors to work with elementary, middle, and high school students. Our emphasis is on homework help and remedial support for children who have fallen behind academically. Many school-age children arrive in our community with little formal education in their own language or English. Help with language, academic subjects, and life skills is needed to help them make the most of their school years.
With the generous support of the San Diego Food Bank, RefugeeNet offers a weekly food distribution to 140 hungry families from its location at St Luke's in North Park and in partnership with Uptown Community Services. Much of what is given in each bag is healthy produce and is enough for a large family's meal for more than one day. Click on this video to learn more!
Case Management and Job Development
The COVID-19 pandemic created a massive unemployment crisis in our refugee communities, and we were there supporting their enrollment in government assistance programs. Now, as employers begin to rehire their former employees, we are working hard to help our clients find better jobs so they can better support their families financially.