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volunteer spotlight

"I love volunteering at SFIHS because it’s such a great group of kids."
- Lauren Nazario, RT Volunteer

Lauren is an after-school tutor at San Francisco International High School (SFIHS) and is always an enthusiastic and positive presence in the tutoring room. Thanks Lauren for being an exemplary volunteer!

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student stories

Arpan is a Bhutanese refugee and youth leader. He was born in a refugee camp in Nepal and lived there for 16 years. In 2008, he and his family were resettled in Oakland, CA. 

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Refugee Transitions gathers profiles of our students, their stories, and the amazing work they're accomplishing.

Click here to view a world map which includes our student profiles. To view a profile, select one of the red "pins" on the map.


Here, RT's inspiring students have written their own personal stories about their experiences before and after coming to the United States. They express how the assistance they have received from RT has helped shape their lives while adapting to life in a new country.

Richard BakheitFor a Better Life...
Y Nhui Dong
Our New Life in the U.S.
Til Gurung:  "World of Difference Benefit Luncheon 2010" Speech
Hien Ha
:  The New Start
Jenny Hu
My Life
Toe Lwin
"World of Difference Benefit Luncheon 2009" Speech
Senada Mujajic
What Happened to Us During the War
Letter to My Tutor
"World of Difference Benefit Dinner 2009" Speech
Truong NguyenA Student's Story
Praseela Rai"World of Difference Benefit Luncheon 2009" Speech


Being a Refugee Transitions student is not only fun, it's hard work!  RT students make great strides in their literacy skills while completing school work with volunteers; writing journal entries and essays; drawing pictures; and executing special projects.

Etta: Dajanea and the Three Girls-What Goes Around Comes Around