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Family Confidence Kit Drive Success

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the Family Confidence Kit Drive! Parents came to a workshop in January hosted by ESOL staff at Moravia Park Elementary School to learn about healthy hygiene and routines. We were able to give 20 refugee parents...

10×10 Exhibit

Some of BCCC Refugee Youth Project's students from Ms. Maia's art class at Moravia Park Primary School will exhibit art work at the third annual 10x10 Exhibit hosted by Arts Every Day. This exhibit will feature over a hundred student and teacher artworks from...

Refugee Youth Project’s 15 Year Celebration

Refugee Youth Project is hosting a fundraiser to celebrate 15 years providing assistance to refugee youth in the Baltimore area. During this event, supporters will enjoy food and drink while learning about the programming provided by RYP. Attendees will also have the...

Farewell and Thank You to RYP’s Amazing CCMA AmeriCorps members!

Today is sadly the last day of service for our two amazing AmeriCorps members, Cora Stern and Alexis Logan-Brown, who joined us as Campus-Compact Mid-Atlantic members last year. They have both been incredible to work with and are a true testament to the power of...

Volunteer with us at Digital Harbor High School! (2019)

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 has space for approximately 10 volunteers for the 2019 Spring...

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 15 of...

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 social enterprise...

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 Artists and...

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 donation...

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 link!

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 humbled. I'm inspired....

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 during the day to...

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! DATE AND TIME Thu,...

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 and...