Together we make a difference.

We work to improve the lives of refugee families by empowering them to move toward self-sufficiency and independence.

What we do

Conversational ESL

Our conversational ESL class is a safe, comfortable space for refugee women to practice speaking English with volunteers and build confidence in their language skills, and doubles as a source of social-emotional support.

Women at the Wheel

We provide classroom-based driver education and behind-the-wheel training for refugee women to ensure participants get their driver’s licenses and are able to gain the independence and access to opportunity that they deserve.

After-School Tutoring 

In early 2019, we will be launching an after-school tutoring program in El Cajon to provide refugee youth with extra academic support through 1-on-1 relationships with volunteer tutors who help students with homework, reading practice and support in various subjects.  

Refugee Women’s Club

Refugee Women’s Club is a monthly social and emotional support group for refugee women, where women come together to have guided conversations by SCN staff to address challenges and set goals. In these sessions, we focus on individual and family wellness. 

We support our programming with compassionate, impactful, and culturally sensitive case management services.

Refugee voices

“The day my son started working with me, I felt completely broken. Nour was like a little man, very responsible and reliable, but I cried to see him forced into this situation.”

Our photo series “From Syria to San Diego” is meant to highlight the strength and resilience of families who have fled war. Family stories will be shared in three parts, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays every month. Follow us #FromSyriatoSanDiego to hear them all.

You can support refugee families through sustainable and impactful programming. Help us give families the tools and resources they need to build a better future in America.

SCN Updates

SCN Enrolls New Group of Refugees in Women at the Wheel Program

SCN enrolled five more women in its highly successful Learn To Drive program in July 2019. To date, SCN has helped 24 women from a number of  countries, including Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, get their driving license. With more than 75% of passing rate, this unique...

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Mailing Address:
Syrian Community Network (SCN)

5439 Broadway Avenue, 
Chicago, Illinois, 60640