Long known for its variety of welcoming programs for new families, RefugeeNet has made the decision to focus on the one area we think is most important for the success of new arrivals – education.

The number of new families arriving in our community has dropped off dramatically, and the needs of more established families is different. Programs we provided in the past (clothing donations, food distribution, and case management) are provided by several agencies that we believe have the resources to keep up with current needs.

We are focused on our strength, using our wonderful and commited tutors and our history of serving school children. We are expanding services in this area to assist younger children and high school graudates.

Our new Mission Statement

The mission of The Episcopal Refugee Network of San Diego is to support the education of refugees in San Diego County. We will provide programs to equip refugees in our midst, from preschool through adulthood, to become self-reliant, engaged, and contributing citizens of this country.

New Board President

The Board has elected Jake Young, most recently its Teasurer, as its President. The Board thanks Lisa Dumolt for her time and skills leading RefugeeNet for the past three years. Lisa will remain on the Board as its Secretary.