Refugees in Syracuse, NY

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From our time in Syracuse, we’ve learned 2 major things:

  1. The city is the highest in the nation in terms of poverty amongst Black and Hispanic people.
  2. Syracuse also is home to a huge refugee population.

Here’s a look into those perspectives:

Did you know Syracuse has a large refugee community? Listen to how much a bike can make a difference in a refugee camp.


It’s hard for people to ‘find jobs and support their families’ in Syracuse, especially for Refugees.

Listen as we sit down with a program coordinator at Syracuse’s Refugee RISE center.


Ever wondered what it was like to immigrate to America as a refugee? Listen to his story.


Stay tuned for more stories from Syracuse. 

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