Conversations with REP

I’ve been working with the Refugee Empowerment Program for several months now. I’ve written an article as well as run a fundraiser to support them. As this project is coming to a close, I wanted to share a piece of a conversation I had with Ruth Lomo and Jesika Davidson. Ruth Lomo is the founderContinue reading “Conversations with REP”

The Refugee Empowerment Program

“To empower refugees and immigrants in Memphis, TN by offering high-quality, tailored programming that encourages, educates, and equips individuals, families, and the community.” This is the mission statement of the Refugee Empowerment Program, or REP, which I’ve been working with for my senior project. This program has worked diligently to fulfill their mission. One studentContinue reading “The Refugee Empowerment Program”

Resources I Used For My Senior Project

A couple days after a particularly long meeting (long both mentally and in actual time) between the seniors and teachers, I received a list of resources about refugees and the Syrian refugee crisis. I have found these articles interesting and helpful. https://www.rescue.org/article/migrants-asylum-seekers-refugees-and-immigrants-whats-difference The above article explains the differences between refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, and migrants.Continue reading “Resources I Used For My Senior Project”