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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RICE (Reaching Immigrants with Care and Education)

Years ago, the AAPI girls formed an advocacy group – “What About Us”. The mission was to change the community perceptions about […]

Ready in 5

Ready in 5 was created as a United Way initiative in 2008 to help fill the gap in early childhood services for […]


KAMA is a German acronym for “classes by asylees, migrants, and persons seeking asylum” The original German is “Kurse von Asylsuchenden, MigrantInnen […]

Children in Crisis Task Force

The arrival of over 100,000 children crossing the southern border into the United States during the last few years has created an […]

Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE)

Brown undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students serve as the tutors and mentors in the BRYTE program. Around 160 BRYTE volunteers work […]

Your Life.Your Story: Latino Youth Summit & RHYME

The program is evidence-based, interdisciplinary, and community-based. Campers complete a resilience-building curriculum in the morning with two trained therapists. In the afternoon, […]

My Voice- My School

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), American Friends of UNRWA (UNRWA-USA), Digital Explorer, and Qatar Foundation International partnered to expand […]

Creatively Empowered Women (CEW) Design Studio

CEW Design Studio is a Chicago-based art therapy social enterprise serving Bosnian refugees and South Asian immigrant women. CEW (Creatively Empowered Women) […]

Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) Training

This training curriculum is intended to provide guidance to professionals for engaging with a client/victim/survivor or person at risk of FGM/C, in […]

Immigrant Family Reunification Program (IFRP)

IFRP offers: Professional Development – a two-hour workshop “Immigrant Family Reunification: Promoting Student Academic Engagement” (for school administrators or teachers) Train the […]