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GenR: LA Campus Tour Volunteer Day

GenR: LA College Tour Day

By Kim Merritt, GenR: LA Member

GenR: LA members attending the College Campus Tour Volunteer Event. Photo: J. Wisniecka

Part of resettling refugees in the United States is helping to ensure that higher education is an accessible option.  On Saturday, March 4, fourteen GenR: LA members got involved in meeting and mentoring immigrant and refugee students who’ve been resettled in the Los Angeles area.

GenR: LA members gathered at California State University for a campus tour to share their own college experience and give prospective students a close-up look at life as a college student in America.  For some, it was their first time setting foot on a campus, while others had degrees from abroad, and were exploring opportunities to further their education.

GenR: LA Leader, Susan, IRC Client Taha, and GenR: LA member, Beverly at the College Campus Tour Event. Photo: IRC

After lunch, the groups got to mingle and exchange stories. Overall, the day proved to be inspiring not only for refugees, but also for GenR volunteers.

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