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Who is a Refugee?

Who is a refugee? A refugee is a person who has has “a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country…” (Article 1, The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees).

The Multilingual Programs department provides support to newly arrived refugee students during their resettlement process in the United States.  The Outreach workers provide additional support to students and parents.

   Services that may be provided:
    - Counseling referrals
    - Enrollment guidance and support
    - Family engagement support
    - School integration and acculturation support
    - Coordinate appropriate services with area service providers