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Refugee Transitions

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 2,001


870 Market Street Suite 718 San Francisco CA 94102 USA


Our mission is to assist refugee and immigrant families in becoming self-sufficient in the United States by providing services to help them attain the English language, life, job and academic skills they need to succeed in their new communities.


Offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. We have a volunteer base of around 250, and serve over 850 clients each year.

Target demographics:

Refugee and low-income immigrant adults and youth in the Bay Area.

Geographic areas served:

San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay


We offer three main programs: ESL Civics Education and Orientation Program: This program is for our adult students, and includes several components - home-based tutoring, an internship program for refugee adults, site-based ESL classes, and citizenship preparation tutoring. Bridge-2-Success Youth Development Program: This program is for our youth students and includes several components - home-based tutoring, after-school tutoring, summer camp opportunities, and leadership training. Family Support Services: We provide family support and case management to our neediest families, connecting them to important community resources while preparing them to do so on their own.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Volunteering for Refugee Transitions has been an eye-opening experience for me. It has taken me into the homes of people I would never have become close to, allowing us to learn from each other about our very different experiences and cultural backgrounds. Refugee Transitions makes the introduction between volunteer and new refugee, and provides training on English teaching. Follow up training opportunities cover topics like connecting parents with their children's schools. This is important volunteer work, as the RT volunteer is often the first person to visit and befriend the new refugee family and welcome them to their new home. You will really make a difference in your tutee's life when you volunteer for RT.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the satisfaction of refugees who have learned and made friends through RT.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage the start-up of branches wherever refugees are being resettled.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the lasting friendships with refugees.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

supportive and passionate about the organization's mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand nationwide.

Ways to make it better...

I had taken advantage of all the additional training and support that RT offers volunteers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding dedicated, long-term volunteers to make the commitment to refugee students.

One thing I'd also say is that...

you can make a difference through this organization.

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