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Form a JRS/USA Action Team
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Action Teams are groups of anywhere from three to 100 members that rally around their common concern for refugee and forcibly displaced persons, and their drive to effect positive social change in their local and global neighborhoods.
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Walk a Mile in My Shoes
While it is impossible to fully comprehend what it is like to be forced from your home and live as a refugee, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA invites you to host a Walk a Mile in My Shoes simulation, which provides individuals and communities with an opportunity to pause and experience, if only vicariously and for a few moments, the frustrations, disappointments and hopes that refugees around the world face. 
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Any Refugee: Postcards of Hope
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Any Refugee are partnering to connect children in the U.S. with refugee children around the world by delivering messages of hope and solidarity through postcards. Any Refugee was started by 10-year-old William Scannell IV, whose father told him about how people send letters addressed to “any soldier.”
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Outreach efforts reach coast to coast
(Washington, D.C.) January 7, 2015 — The Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Outreach Program seeks to inspire the next generation of advocates by empowering students at high schools and colleges across the country to make their voices heard. To accomplish this, we aim to spread awareness and to mobilize energized groups around education, advocacy, volunteering, and fundraising efforts. JRS/USA Outreach efforts took place before enthusiastic audiences in California, Maryland and New York in early December.
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Furthering justice with Cristo Rey in Georgia, Alabama
(Washington, D.C.) February 10, 2015 — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Outreach Coordinator Mary Doan recently visited high schools in Georgia and Alabama. She reflects on the experience of discussing the rights of refugees and the forcibly displaced while visiting areas where the civil rights movement began.
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Cristo Rey students gain leadership skills during D.C. visit
(Washington, D.C.) July 14, 2014 — Cristo Rey high school students from across the U.S. visited the nation’s capital to participate in Jesuit Refugee Service/USA’s first Young Advocate Leadership Program Conference, the culmination of a yearlong partnership between JRS/USA and Cristo Rey Network High Schools.
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High school outreach raises awareness of refugee issues
(Washington, D.C.) November 24, 2014 — Earlier this month, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Outreach Coordinator Mary Doan visited high schools in the New York metropolitan area. The visits were part of an annual effort to bring awareness of refugee and displacement issues to students across the country, while also encouraging students to take action on their campuses next spring.
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Creighton students learn about life in refugee camps
(Omaha, Nebraska) May 5, 2014 —The Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Refugee Camp Simulation is an interactive experience designed to raise awareness of the realities of life for people in refugee camps. By providing insights into the often harsh conditions of camp life, the Refugee Camp Simulation allows students to grow in solidarity with the millions of refugees living in camps worldwide.
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Any Refugee founder named Alaska Youth Humanitarian
(Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2015 — Ten year-old William Scannell IV was awarded the American Fundraising Professionals Alaska Youth in Philanthropy award for his work with Syrian refugees. Any Refugee is an effort begun by William after hearing a story from his father about how people used to be able to send letters addressed to “any soldier.”
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