Students with Refugee Status

San Diego Unified School District welcomes newly arrived refugee students and families who enhance the vibrant diversity of our schools.

San Diego is home to Five Refugee Resettlement Agencies. The majority of San Diego refugees settle and attend schools in the San Diego Unified School District.

SDUSD has The Office of Children and Youth in Transition (through Cal NEW and RSI funding) supports the success of refugee youth with tutoring and connections to resources in the community offered through Ethnic Based Community Organizations, such as Nile Sisters and Karen Organization of San Diego. Tutoring specifically focuses on newcomer refugee youth. Alliance for African Assistance- Global Village also provides interpretation support services. International Rescue Committee provides many opportunities for high school refugee youth to become involved in the school and community through participation in Peacemakers, leadership council and other events scheduled throughout the year.

This summer, CYT will be offering tutoring for refugee youth.

"Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety.

Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee."

Resources for recent refugees

Resources for SDUSD schools supporting newcomer families

PADLET for schools Welcoming Newcomer Afghan Families


Do you know any family members of refugee students wanting to learn/improve their english skills?

Students may enroll by making an appointment for an in-person registration session or an online registration session, www.sdcce.edu/esl

Solar Installation Flyer .pdf

Solar Installation Training and Career Program

For those with Refugee or Special Immigrant Visa

No experience necessary

Interested clients can email SD.CareerPrograms@rescue.org for more information

Free Construction Career Jumpstart Electrical Pre-Apprentice Program Flyer.pdf

Free Construction Career Jumpstart Electrical Pre-Apprentice Program

For those with Refugee or Special Immigrant Visa

No experience necessary

Interested clients can email SD.CareerPrograms@rescue.org for more information

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Encourage those with refugee or immigrant status to access help using these Mental Health Support Lines, fliers on the left in order:

Kiswahili Swahili

Soomaali Somali

Pashto پښتو

Kreyòl ayisyen Haitian Creole

دری Dari

العربية Arabic

አማርኛ Amharic


Somali Family Services' ongoing programs:

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Resources for Teachers and School Personnel

Toolkit for Schools

Training for Educators

Trauma and Mental Health Resources for Providers

Teacher Resources

Parents and Parent Engagement

Communication Tools

Health

Refugee Students in San Diego Unified School District