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Summer Newsletter

Summer has arrived. This year we had over 70 refugee students go through our program and had a few favorites graduate. One student is not only graduating & entering college, but is also engaged toContinue reading

End of Summer

  This summer has had some exciting developments for our work. Last week we finished out the summer with a trip to Portland to launch a refugee program there. We helped launch the program withContinue reading

Palm Springs-Portland Possibilities

Last week was an exciting week for our continued work with refugees. I traveled the west coast exploring new exciting opportunities to better serve and reach the Muslim refugees. We started the week by travelingContinue reading

Big Day of Giving 2017

Today is Big Day of Giving in Sacramento, and we would love you to give. I wanted to share with everyone one of our biggest needs. A couple of months ago we had a bigContinue reading

Spring Newsletter

The first quarter of the year has been amazing for our work with Muslim refugees. Our coaching class on campus at a local high school has doubled in size and we are talking with theContinue reading

ABC 10 Spotlight

In January while Raquel and I were in Baja, building a house, we got a call from ABC news 10. The President had just announced his “extreme vetting” executive order and they wanted to interviewContinue reading

Responding to the Ban

  I have struggled with what to write in the wake of the immigration ban passed by President Trump. While we could debate all day about whether it’s a good idea or not, and IContinue reading

Winter Newsletter

ON CAMPUS Becoming accessible has been a huge goal of ours for the past year and half. We wanted to be able to make our class easily available to our students so they don’t haveContinue reading

Rapping Refugee

One of our Afghan students is an aspiring rapper. He has shared one of his raps with us. It is about his experience in the Turkish refugee camps and the hardships he overcame while livingContinue reading

Just Showing Up

This summer we had the opportunity to run our life coaching program in the public schools for 47 refugee and immigrant students. Our typical program includes monthly extra-curricular activities (Bowling, Ice Skating, Pee Wee GolfContinue reading