Helping refugees plant deeper roots in West Michigan.

The Refugee Education Center (REC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2006 by immigrants and refugees to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Our main objectives include:

  • Empowering refugee families to succeed in school and life.
  • Helping refugee children finish school and become self-sufficient.
  • Providing a place to socialize and strengthen community ties for refugee families.
  • Fostering a lasting sense of community that will benefit both refugees and non-refugees.
  • Facilitating leadership development in the refugee community.

We accomplish these goals through School Support, Family Engagement and School Engagement services.

We are supported in our efforts by many donors, volunteers, schools and community partners.

Our Staff

Board of Directors

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