What is CENTER?
CENTER is a hub for refugee students, parents, teachers, schools, volunteers, and other nonprofits that work with them across Tucson. 

What services does CENTER provide?

  • Tutoring, mentoring, and drop in study space with computers
  • Career, college, ELD and GED support
  • School orientation and workshops for parents
  • Resources and professional development for educators
  • Wrap-around support for refugee families
  • Community presentations by refugee content experts

How can I get involved?

  • Donation needs include: snacks, water, school supplies, and bus passes
  • Visit our blog for current news and learning opportunities
  • Volunteer as a tutor, help out with a field trip, or help us spread the word. Volunteer positions are currently full, but fill out your application here to be notified when a position becomes available. 
  • Attend an upcoming Come & See tour and learn about our work. 

Special thanks to the Arizona State Refugee Resettlement Program, Imago Dei Middle School, the Tucson Strategic Planning Team for pK-12 Refugee Education, and many more who have supported us. 

Your tax-deductible donation helps refugee students access tools and information to grow. Thank you for your support!


Contact Us: 
To get involved with CENTER, contact Julie Kasper: JKasper@refugeefocus.org
For media inquiries, contact Stephanie Petrilli: spetrilli@lss-sw.org or 480-396-3795 ext. 119


55 N. 6th Ave., Suite 101 Tucson, AZ 85701