A volunteer helping a Maryland high school student from Burma contacted BRYCS for assistance with the student’s desire to apply to college; her high school guidance counselor had little experience working with refugee students and had not been able to help her with this goal. This particular refugee youth arrived from Burma four years ago. Her last report card demonstrated a 3.9 GPA based on ESL and basic high school courses. She showed a strong interest in math and science and participated in a summer precollege program designed to prepare students for careers in math, engineering, science, and technology. The volunteer searched but was unable to find local resources to assist this student in her goals. In this consultation, BRYCS first tapped into established connections with local school districts, including the district the student attended. The volunteer was introduced to one of the district’s international student advisors as well as the Metropolitan Area Association of Foreign Student Advisors. BRYCS also helped the volunteer network with Refugee School Impact Grantees and sent her resources from the BRYCS Clearinghouse directly applicable to her situation. Finally, BRYCS offered to post the volunteer’s questions to the BRYCS Discussion Listserv. The listserv exploded with responses from community colleges, resettlement agencies, ethnic community based organizations, and state refugee offices from all over the country, offering advice for earning a higher education, including resources for financial and admissions assistance. The volunteer’s question had a “ripple effect” as over 1,500 individuals on the BRYCS listserv received the collective response from the field. Most important, the refugee student is now applying to colleges and plans to pursue a career in math or science. In addition, the school district and counselor received the information they needed to better serve refugee students in the future.