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Our Approach

Refugees and immigrants

are the fastest growing population in American public schools

Refugees and immigrants are reshaping the landscape of American public schools, emerging as the fastest growing student demographic. Nearly half of the resettled refugees were under 20 years old, underscoring their reliance on the U.S. education system for a brighter future. These young learners represent the future American workforce, and it’s crucial they receive a quality education. Fugees Family is at the forefront of this educational transformation, ensuring these students have the opportunities they deserve to succeed and contribute.

These students are the next generation of the American workforce and they deserve a quality education.

Reimagining Schools

There are 5 million English Language Learner (ELL) students in the American education system, yet only around 15% will reach language proficiency every year, leaving so many feeling out of place. At Fugees Family, our vision is to transform schools into welcoming communities where every newcomer is embraced like family. We’re committed to creating an inclusive educational environment that celebrates diversity and supports every student’s journey towards language proficiency and beyond.

Retraining Teachers

In the U.S., only 10% of teachers are currently qualified to instruct English Language Learner (ELL) students. Fugees Family believes in empowering every educator with the necessary tools to effectively teach students new to the English language. Our goal is to ensure that all teachers are well-equipped to facilitate the academic success of ELL students, contributing to a more inclusive and effective educational system.

Fugees Corps task force member  Rooh reading with Fugees Family kids

Refugee Response

Welcoming refugees extends beyond basic necessities like shelter and food. It’s about nurturing a sense of belonging and safety in children, unlocking their enormous potential. Fugees Family is committed to embodying the American ethos of embracing those seeking freedom. We’re dedicated to doing justice for these children and families, ensuring they feel welcomed and supported in their new community.