Bhutanese Refugees

Refugee Youth Get College & Career Ready With Help From This Innovative Program

Jan 10, 2017

For more than five years, JF&CS Pittsburgh has offered support specifically tailored to the needs of high school students. What started as a small summer program now reaches upwards of 60 high school juniors and seniors per year at two schools in the area.

Voting for the First Time, Former Refugees Embrace Democracy

Nov 04, 2016

“We became refugees in the first place because there was no democratic process, no freedom. So how can you stay in your house and say your vote doesn’t count?”
The author with the daughter of a Bhutanese refugee, at a wedding in Ohio.

Guest Blog: What Visiting a Nepali Refugee Camp Taught Me

Jul 24, 2015

There are over 3,000 Bhutanese refugees in the Cleveland, Ohio area alone. Many of them eventually became my close friends, but while I had heard their stories I couldn’t quite picture the refugee camp where they had spent so much time waiting and hoping. So I decided to go to Nepal.