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UT’s Community Spotlight: SDRT

Thanks to Drew Schlosberg of the Union Tribune and Kim Bauman of One Love Movement, for inviting us to be featured as one of the non-profit organizations on UT’s recent “Community Spotlight” podcast! Listen in as board member and High School/Middle School Lead, Mimi Lee, shares about the mission and vision of San Diego Refugee…

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A Better Arithmetician Than Me

Here’s what motivates this committed tutor to keep coming back as a volunteer at SDRT. Written By: Stephen Gilmour I first heard about SDRT in the summer of 2017. A friend and coworker told me about a tutoring program that he had joined. He told me about a boy from Syria with whom he had…

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We Hit the Ice This Weekend!

One of our goals at SDRT is to give our kids wonderful childhood memories. This weekend, 75 students and volunteers took our third trip to the ice skating rink and accomplished our goal! We were prepared with gloves, long socks, hot cocoa and plenty of volunteers to help our students on the ice this past…

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Let’s Take the First Step

This weekend, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. who over 60 years ago, fought relentlessly for the issues we still fight for in this country today: social justice, equality, and peace. As our city, state and nation become more and more polarized, the question of how we will meet folks who are different from us…

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How Hiking Makes You a Better Reader

In addition to tutoring our students twice a week, SDRT takes multiple field trips outside of City Heights throughout the year. These field trips make our kids smarter in more ways than one. Up until yesterday, climbing up a steep hill, admiring a shiny lake from a distance and spotting a red-tailed hawk soaring through…

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Live Out Your Story

Read about Julian, who lives out his story by helping others live out theirs. Before I joined SDRT, college graduation was just around the corner, making me reflect on how I could channel my new free time into making an impact before moving on to the next chapter. Throughout my life, I’ve enjoyed tutoring as…

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Silent Night, Wondrous Night

Our last night of tutoring in 2019 was surprisingly quiet despite the exciting festivities. We stepped out of our routine so we could celebrate the holidays with our students. Each student/tutor pair got a ticket to visit three rooms during their tutoring session. We tried to keep the rooms a secret and it worked. The…

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We Celebrate Success!

San Diego Refugee Tutoring exists to support our students and their academic growth. When parents cannot show up to celebrate their kids, we do. And, if parents do show up, we congratulate them as well. At each End-of-Trimester Award Ceremony at Ibarra Elementary, San Diego Refugee Tutoring celebrates each SDRT student recognized with a rose…

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Festival and Frosting

The holidays are in full swing at San Diego Refugee Tutoring. We hope that you will join us this week for our last tutoring session on 12/17. San Diego Refugee Tutoring supports over 150 refugee students. We want to see our kids thrive academically. We also want them to have typical American experiences that they…

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Stories of Growth: Nyunt

This is one of our many “Stories of Growth” in our latest Giving Tuesday Series. Nyunt is hardly recognizable as she has blossomed from a little girl into a teenager during her time at SDRT. She is adamant about attending tutoring regularly in order to get help with her homework and to “have a good…

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