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UNHCR T-shirt contest

Interested in Other Cultures?

Worcester, Massachusetts

Presentation by the Refugee Artisans of Worcester (RAW)

A Few Past Events

NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. It is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to effectively communicate internationally. The NSLI-Y study abroad program aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

“We are just students who see an injustice in the world and our potential to help even just one child for one day."  


Margaret Conte,

STAR Volunteer

UNHCR is launching a t-shirt design contest in partnership with UNIQLO! Young supporters between the ages of 10 and 30 are invited to submit a drawing on the theme "hope away from home". This year, the best designs will be turned into t-shirts by Uniqlo and sold in stores, raising funds for refugees

Star Refugees - Students Together Assisting

Our Mission

Who We Are

Our Impact

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STAR focuses on practical ways students can effectively help refugees. We raise awareness among students and mobilize them to positive action. 

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​STAR, Students Together Assisting Refugees, is a student organization dedicated to helping refugees. We work to make sure that refugees have happy, successful lives in their newly adopted communities. 

STAR (Students Together Assisting Refugees) was founded in 2015 at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati with the goal of increasing awareness about the global refugee crisis and raising aid for refugees. Since its inception, STAR has grown tremendously in Cincinnati and across the nation.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Students connect with local refugees. More here

"STAR can connect with students and set an example of how to be a leader and be a role model for them...Refugees need help for many years after they come. It's good if we have friends or people we trust to ask questions ...or to advise us."


Rupa Dhaurali,

A Bhutanese Refugee