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Volunteer with us at Digital Harbor High School! (2017-2018)

Volunteer with us at Digital Harbor High School! (Spring 2018) ; The Refugee Youth Project relies on the dedication and compassion of reliable community volunteers and partners to create a safe, welcoming space for refugee youth to learn, grow, and integrate. RYP...

Hopes & Dreams: Voices from the Refugee Youth Project

If you could change anything in this world, what would it be? For four weeks last fall semester, the Refugee Youth Project’s ArtWorks program at Patterson High School collaborated with Kirsten Elstner of VisionWorkshops to put on a photojournalism workshop for...

Celebrating Holiday Art Market Successes

What a busy past five weeks it’s been! The students and staff from the Refugee Youth Project’s ArtWorks program have been hard at work, creating and selling products to help raise additional money for RYP’s flagship programs. ArtWorks is an art-based...

Youth Artists and Allies taking Action in Society! (YAAAS!)

For eight weeks during the fall semester, twelve students at the Refugee Youth Project’s Patterson High School site stayed for an extra two hours every Tuesday evening to participate in an exciting collaboration with Towson University called YAAAS! (Youth...

Join RYP for a Winter Ice Cream Social on January 20!

RYP’s Community Leadership Committee will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Friday, January 26 at 6:30 pm at Pitango Bakery and Cafe! Join us to network and learn more about how to get involved with supporting the Refugee Youth Project in the new year. $25...

A Joyful Semester at Moravia

Thanks to the help of community partners, volunteers, donors, and staff, RYP served 81 students at Moravia Park Elementary School in Fall 2017. Check out our full semester in review by clicking on the Adobe Spark Page...

RYP receives FY18 Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) Funding

The Refugee Youth Project at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) has been awarded Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) funding for the 2018 fiscal year from the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA). This year, BCCC and...

Our bittersweet goodbye to Ms. Kursten!

A message from Ms. Kursten It’s been amazing to lead RYP for the past 11 years, but sadly, it is time for me to say farewell. I don’t even have the words to describe what RYP (and our students) mean to me, but I am going to give it a shot. I’m...

School-day opportunities in Baltimore

If you’d like to help refugee youth in Baltimore but you can’t attend one of our programs (or they’re full), check out these opportunities at local schools! Moravia Park Elementary: One-on-One Literacy Tutors Come to Moravia Park Elementary School...

Volunteer with us at Patterson High School! (2017-2018)

Volunteer with us at our High School Program! (2017-2018) ; The Refugee Youth Project relies on the dedication and compassion of reliable community volunteers and partners to create a safe, welcoming space for refugee youth to learn, grow, and integrate. For the...

Volunteer at our Elementary School Program! (2017-2018)

The Refugee Youth Project relies on the dedication and compassion of reliable community volunteers and partners to create a safe, welcoming space for refugee youth to learn, grow, and integrate. For the 2017-2018 school year, RYP has space for 30-50 volunteers on...

Meet Baltimore’s First Burundian Valedictorian

Photo credit: http://sare.cellbio.jhmi.edu/people/alumni/jackie-ndayizeye The following article was first published by Nezia Munezero Kubwayo, a Burundian humanitarian and former Baltimore Resettlement Center colleague, on her blog. It was recently reposted on the...

Baltimore Brew Club benefits the Refugee Youth Project

The newly-formed Baltimore Brew Club connects people with good drinks for good causes.  They host events and promotions in partnership with local non-profits, local breweries and coffee roasters, and businesses serving local brews. The Refugee Youth Project is...

Join RYP for a Welcome Week Happy Hour on September 21

Join RYP supporters for a Welcome Week Happy Hour as they celebrate refugee youth that call Baltimore home. A donation is encouraged but not required. Tacos and light appretizers will be provided. 10% of all drink purchases will be donated to RYP! Register here DATE...

Thank you and Farewell, Cheeny!

The Refugee Youth Project has served as a host site for MICA’s Community Art Collaborative (CAC) program for nearly 10 years. The Community Art Collaborative is an AmeriCorps program funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service...

A little glimpse into why our summer rocked

“My name is Amrita and I’m 17 years old. I’m from Nepal and came to the US in March 2013. This summer, I liked the way how teachers managed the time for YouthWorkers on learning how to apply for college, financial literacy, resumes, and interviews. My best memory is...

Welcome, Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA members!

Baltimore City Community College is proud to welcome its newest Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA) AmeriCorps VISTA members into the third year of their capacity building projects with the Refugee Youth Project. Formerly known as the Maryland-DC Campus Compact...

The power of community: thank you!

We felt so loved during the month of June! Thank you to everyone who organized, donated, partnered, and advocated for the students of the Refugee Youth Project. Together, you raised more than $12,000 for our programs! Art Transforms! Art Auction and Benefit Our thanks...

RYP successfully celebrates World Refugee Day in Baltimore

We had an amazing time at World Refugee Day! Congrats to all of our student performers: Kul Magar and friends Pivot Zotamou and Loyola’s African Student Association Wutyi Khiang Ahmed Alfaheed, Reema AlFaheed, and Yona Fishaye Usmon Inomov Va Mosa and Lian Hong...