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Welcome shirts

  Buy a shirt to tell refugees and immigrants they are Welcome We want to share the message Welcome #ThisIsYourHomeToo with all refugees and immigrants. You can too, by purchasing a shirt from our Welcoming Campaign. Shirts and tanks cost $24. Kids shirts are also available for $15. World Refugee Day is June 20th Send ... Read more

Pramila Jayapal fights for immigrants in Congress

Pramila Jayapal grew up in India and Singapore. She is one of the increasing numbers of powerful immigrant women whose presence is diversifying Congress. Americans represent cultures from all over the world. The makeup of American politicians is also beginning to reflect the country’s diverse population. There are more women, refugees, and immigrants represented in ... Read more

Monica Phromsavanh: from refugee to a successful entrepreneur

Monica Phromsavanh fled Laos with her family to seek asylum in Argentina. Since then, she has built her own mega-successful fashion business.  An entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business. Entrepreneurs are often risk-takers because starting a business involve serious financial commitments and risks. Monica Phromsavanh, the founder of ModaBox, is a true entrepreneur. Monica ... Read more
Refugees shaking hands

Welcome Refugees to Your Community

As a community member you can help welcome refugees to your community.

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Looking for Sudanese food in the Bay Area? Welcome to Z Zoul

The Bay Area is known for its diversity but does not have many African restaurants. Aref Elgali brings Sudanese food and hospitality to the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.  Even in the Tenderloin, the Z Zoul Cafe stands out. The Tenderloin has some of the only affordable housing in the Bay Area, but investment in ... Read more

The Refugee Center Online: 2018 highlights and goals for the year ahead

The year 2018 was full of positive growth and change for the Refugee Center Online. We expanded our staff, gained new leadership and – most importantly – provided help to a fast-growing number of immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. We are happy to say that we met and exceeded most of our goals for 2018. ... Read more