K-12 Refugee Education Services


For many refugee students, entering school is an enormous transition that often involves learning a new language, adapting to a new culture, and establishing new routines. They bring with them a wealth of experience, culture, and perspectives that greatly enhance the classrooms that they are entering. 

With the support of volunteers, educators, and community experts, LSS-SW builds strong foundations for refugee students to succeed, including:

  • Tutoring, mentoring, and drop in study space with computers for refugee students
  • Career, college, ELD and GED support
  • School orientation and workshops for parents
  • Resources and professional development for educators who work with refugee students
  • Community presentations by refugee content experts
  • Summer camp and special field trips 
  • And much more!

Click here for a schedule of our upcoming programs and additional information in Tucson. 

How can I get involved?

  • Donation needs include: snacks, water, school supplies, and bus passes
  • Volunteer as a tutor, help out with a field trip, or help us spread the word. Volunteer positions can be found on our volunteer job board. 
  • Attend an upcoming Come & See tour and learn about our work. 

Contact Us: 
In Tucson, contact Emily Macaluso, emacaluso@lss-sw.org, 520-721-4444 ext.106
In Phoenix, contact Michelle Buttrum, mbuttrum@lss-sw.org, 480-396-3795

Our Tucson location is located downtown, near the Main Library. Our address is 120 N. Stone Ave, Suite #220R, Tucson, AZ 85701. Use the map below to help find directions: