Stanford Immigrant and Refugee Empowerment Network (SIREN)
SIREN aims to build a community of students interested in building relationships with resettled refugees and immigrants in the Bay Area. By leveraging the unique resources and connections of our university setting, the group aims to empower the local refugee community as they navigate economic, political and social resettlement in the United States. We also hope to educate the student body about ongoing challenges faced by refugees and partake in fundraising for the International Rescue Committee’s HOME initiative and volunteer openings.
Cardinal Service Mentor: Phoebe Quinton
Service required to fulfill a Cardinal Commitment: Our organization will provide students multiple avenues for service with the local community over three quarters and likely longer. Firstly, we will try and set up volunteer opportunities with the IRC office in San Jose and, if not directly volunteering at the office, we will remotely volunteer through the IRC’s HOME program (helping a resettled family). Also, we will be organizing educational events on campus throughout the year, providing students with the chance to engage with service by organizing awareness and outreach. A weekly commitment to the group will be required to fulfill a Commitment, though you can get involved with lesser time commitments as well.
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