Get new ideas, share your promising practice, and read about other refugee-serving programs across the country!

Many innovative services that benefit refugee children, youth, and families are developed by agencies and individuals every day.  However, when project funding ends or staff move on, the valuable knowledge gained from these efforts about “what works” is frequently lost. Since 2003, BRYCS has been identifying and documenting “promising practices” that meet the following criteria:

  1. Recommended as “successful” by other service providers, federal and state funders of services, and/or experts in the field;
  2. Based on principles drawn from current research on risk and protective factors for refugee and immigrant children and youth;
  3. Results-oriented, demonstrating the ways in which newcomer children and youth benefited from the program.

Today, there are hundreds of programs recorded in the BRYCS database from all over the world covering a broad range of topics, refugee groups, and practices.  Contact information is included in each program description to provide opportunities for collaboration between programs and service providers.

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Youth Mentoring Program

Refugee youths ages 15-24 are paired with a volunteer mentor from the community for a period of 6 months, during which time […]

Refugee Youth After School Program

CCA offers an After School Program to 30 refugee youth and their families at an elementary school in Clarkston, GA. The primary […]

Refugee Youth Mentoring Program

Mentees, parents/guardians, and mentors each participate in extensive training before matching Mentors receive training in trauma-informed care and developmental assets Mentors and […]

Refugee and Immigrant Service Provider Network (RISP-Net)

Refugee and Immigrant Service Provider Network (RISP-Net) is a collation of refugee service providers in Arizona guiding refugees towards selfsufficiency. The purpose […]

Embrace Refugee Birth Support

Our program goal is to provide the women we are serving with culturally sensitive services that will help them to have a […]

Bilingual Parent Library

The mission of the ESOL Bilingual Migrant Program of St. Louis Public Schools is to provide effective and age-appropriate English language instruction […]

Family Friendly English Language Learning Program

After observing that many refugee and other newly arrived mothers with young children were unable to attend traditional ESL classes, SHC developed […]

The US End FGM/C Network

The following outlines the goals and corresponding strategies the Network is implementing to connect, support, elevate and advocate on behalf of and […]

The Philadelphia International Women’s Project (PIWP)

CLINICAL CARE Clinical and social care providers in the United States receive little or no formal training to care for women and […]

Youth Exchange Program

Matches high schools with refugee high school students in the Middle East regionProvides peer-to-peer English instruction, guided by a four-leveled curriculum written […]