Stay Informed with JRS/USA

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our work to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced people around the world. Please use the form below to request monthly updates from us, including The Refugee Voice

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA will not share any of your information with third parties.

If you are a representative from a school or parish, you may also request a visit by a representative of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA to share more about our work around the world.

Learn about more ways to get involved with JRS/USA.

  • Study the Issues
  • Many Ways to Get Involved
  • Refugees in the U.S.
Resources for Students & Teachers

One of the greatest tragedies of the 21st Century is the explosive increase in the number of our world’s refugees, internally displaced people, and vulnerable migrants. Explore Jesuit Refugee Service/USA's online curriculum and take a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of forced displacement as well as how JRS/USA and humanitarian agencies and governments respond to those needs.

Other Ways to Get Involved
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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA strives to protect the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people worldwide, and YOU can be part of the effort. By informing, educating, and empowering your schools, parishes, and communities to take action on behalf of refugee issues, your single voice may transform into the rallying cry of thousands.  

Host a Refugee Awareness Day/Week

Invite speakers to talk on refugee issues, post facts around campus, the community, or in your parish, hold letter writing campaigns, and perform demonstrations.  This is your chance to get creative and get the word out about refugees and displaced persons.

Invite a JRS Representative To Speak 

JRS representatives are available to speak to your school, community, or parish about current refugee issues, JRS' experience of working with the forcibly displaced and effective ways to promote positive change. Contact JRS/USA Outreach to request a speaker.

Hold a Prayer Vigil 

Whether it's a simple, candle-lit vigil in a public space or a more formal event with speakers and music, vigils are effective tools for engaging the community in reflective prayer and action around humanitarian concerns.

Hold a Fundraiser for JRS Programs

Schools, parishes, and communities across the nation have utilized creative methods to support JRS’s programs worldwide. From "free dress days" on high school campuses, to basketball games, auctions, dinner parties, and more, JRS encourages creative forms of fundraising.

Engage the Media and Spread the Word

Engaging the local media is one of the most effective ways to spread the word about upcoming events, desired advocacy actions, and informing the masses about refugee issues. Write a letter to the editor, contact your local news stations, and request more coverage of humanitarian concerns worldwide.      

For more information on how you can get involved with JRS/USA, please contact the JRS/USA Outreach Coordinator.

How do Refugees Get to the United States?

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Please Provide the Following Information
City/State/Zip code
I would like more information about the work of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. Please check all that apply.
JRS Dispatches
  Bi-weekly updates on the work of JRS provided by the International Office in Rome (electronic version only)
Region Annual Report
  The JRS/USA Annual report is produced in October each year
Refugee Voice
  JRS USA publication on refugee issues (electronic version)
Action Alerts
  Electronic requests to act on behalf of refugees by writing to governmental representatives or agencies
Please tell us how you learned about JRS/USA. Please check all that apply and provide name.
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A friend told me about your work.