Refugee Development Center

Lansing, Michigan

Shots from the Trip

About the Community

The Refugee Development Center in Lansing, MI serves children who emigrate from troubled regions of the world in multiple schools in the central Michigan area. We worked out of Gardner Middle School in Lansing with an after-school classroom of kids, hailing from countries like Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and elsewhere, for a period of two weeks.

Status: Completed
Grades workshopped: 7, 8, 9 Students workshopped: 26 Stories collected: 26
Though all students create and present their own original stories in the workshops, this number reflects the number of older students (grades 6 and up) who wrote their stories for posterity as their final deliverable.i