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Advancing educational justice for refugee and immigrant youth.

By 2025, one quarter of America’s public school population will be English language learners, coming from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. Together, we can disrupt refugee education as usual. Help ensure America’s newest students receive an excellent education, designed with their unique strengths at the core, all year round.

Advancing educational justice for refugee and immigrant youth.

By 2025, one quarter of America’s public school population will be English language learners, coming from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. Together, we can disrupt refugee education as usual. Help ensure America’s newest students receive an excellent education, designed with their unique strengths at the core, all year round.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

It’s more than providing shelter and food. It’s about living up to our own American ideal of welcoming those that are yearning to breathe free. It begins with education.

OUR WORK

Nationwide, refugee children are 5x more likely to be out of school than their non-refugee peers. Obstacles like language barriers, cultural differences, and bullying add to the pressures these students face.

 

Current systems have no set policies, practices, or requirements for how municipal, state, and/or federal education of English Language Learners should be handled. Built for and by refugees, Fugees Family knows this needs to change. Our model is designed to meet the specific needs of American refugee and immigrant youth navigating an entirely new reality.

OUR RESULTS

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Over 200 students representing over 27 countries

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80% of students meeting or exceeding projected growth targets

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100% of graduates accepted in 4-year college with opportunities for intensive apprenticeships

ABOUT US

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100% of your donation goes towards leveling the playing field.

Fugees Family is advancing educational justice for refugee and immigrant youth through rigorous year-round academics and athletics for all.

OUR STORY

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“We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives — except our humanity.”

–Luma Mufleh, founder of the first accredited school for refugees in the United States.

Watch her TED Talk above, “Don’t feel sorry for refugees–believe in them” which went viral in 2017 and to date (2021) has over 1.7 million views.

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Advancing educational justice for refugee and immigrant youth.

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Big things in Bowling Green, our first district partnership!Introducing Teranga Academy Teachers!Misti Logsdon , Lead TeacherLevel One: Kristi Costellow and Jackie HawkinsLevel Two: June Franklin and Leslie PerkinsLevel Three: Madeline Allen and Katie Jo SerranoStaff will begin learning with Fugees Family later this month!Teranga Academy will be an English immersion program, focused on transitioning students to a new country with trauma-informed practices and culturally responsive teaching. The goal of Level One will be for students to reach at least a third grade proficiency level in reading, writing, math and English language. Level Two will be for students to reach at least a sixth grade proficiency level, and Level Three reaching eighth or ninth grade proficiency, including the intentional transition to Bowling Green Junior High or Bowling Green High School. ... See MoreSee Less
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