To empower refugees through education by providing free, personalized tutoring services and educational resources.
As refugees come from many different places all over the world and have been forced into a new place, culture, and school system, a majority of students go into new schools where they do not receive adequate attention from teachers and have a difficult time adapting to new environments. After seeing firsthand how difficult it is for refugee students to adapt to such harsh environments, we have founded RESC to make education more accessible, especially for the many refugee students in the LA community.
Currently, RESC spans across the SoCal region. We have hosted book and school supply drives to donate education materials for resettlement centers to redistribute in our community. On top of this, we have also hosted fundraising events to raise money to provide education resources for our students.
Our tutoring method is personal and engaging, catering to the students' learning styles. Every week, our tutors meet refugee families directly at their homes with ESL and math curriculum for students in all ages--elementary to high school.
Lesson coordinators build off the feedback of previous lessons and develop new and improved ones under the advice of the ESL instructors for the future. We are constantly innovating with the aim of not only catching students up to their school's curriculum, but also setting the foundations for refugees to successfully adapt to their communities.
Our work doesn't just stop at education — we strive to spend time after our classes building friendships by playing games and organizing fun activities. Outside the classroom, our club strives to invoke a sense of belonging, enforcing critical thinking and creativity through fun, interactive activities such as making rainbow loom bracelets, playing Jenga, and building legos.
President / Founder
Co-Vice President / Director of Programs
Co-Vice President / Director of Outreach