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The Latest at SDRT

From postponing Bike Day to distance learning, read what is going on at SDRT this week. Though our students (and tutors) would love nothing more than to get some fresh air and exercise right about now, we must postpone our Annual Bike Day that was planned for April 4th. We are so bummed. We hope…

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Good News We Can All Use

We know there is a lot of bad news out there but here is some good news to cheer you up! A gigantic thank you to all of you who shipped us items, donated online, collected items from your friends and family and drove loads to City Heights last week! TEAM SDRT received groceries, cleaning…

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Responding to Covid-19

Since things are constantly changing, we are making plans for just one week at a time. Ibarra Elementary School, along with all San Diego schools, is now closed. It will be closed for at least six weeks (it’s a year round school). Many of our students rely on the school to provide them with two…

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Showing Up: It’s Twofold

We ask that you show up for the kids. But, you’re also showing up for you. At SDRT, folks may begin tutoring with us to show up for our kids. But, in time, they realize that they often get equally if not more out of the experience themselves. On April 17, 2020, we are having…

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We’ve Got Talent!

Our students and tutors alike had the privilege this weekend of participating in the City Heights Runners’ 5K and Fun Run at North Chollas Community Park in City Heights. Not only did we bring enthusiasm to the competition, we also brought some kids with legit running skills. We were flabbergasted as we arrived at Ibarra…

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Our Kids in the Spotlight

Outside The Lens presented ‘Where The Light Travels: Portraits of San Diego Refugee Students’ – a collection of collaborative portraiture and audio interviews this weekend. It was an extraordinary night as forty students and tutors showed up at the Outside the Lens Photo Exhibition featuring our very own kids. Our kids were all engaged as they learned…

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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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