Refugee and Immigrant Education Project

Exploration, Training, and Resources for Your School Community

  • Who are Lancaster’s refugees and immigrants?
  • How did they get here?
  • Who helps them resettle here?
  • Why is Lancaster the “Refugee Capital of the United States?”

Help your school staff and secondary students expand their understanding of refugees and immigrants in our community through field trips and lessons facilitated by local professionals with extensive experience in refugee/immigrant education and support in Lancaster County.

Through the Refugee and Immigrant Education Project, the IU13 Community Education Program offers professional development, engaging field trips, and standards-aligned lessons tailored to meet the needs of local educators and students.

Opportunities include:

About Our Services

  • $200 for a one-hour lesson at your school or on site at the Refugee Center, including an additional lesson that you can teach to your class highlighting key learning about the global refugee crisis.
  • $350 for a two-hour lesson at your school or on site at the Refugee Center, including an hour of instruction on the global refugee crisis and background on refugees and immigrants, and a one-hour lesson on the local impact of refugees and immigrants in Lancaster County.

Both lessons are aligned with PA standards and include multiple opportunities for students to give feedback, talk with group members, and connect with prior knowledge.  

Still have questions? Please call us at 717-947-1250, or complete the contact form to the right.