Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is an international Catholic non-governmental organization whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
JRS works in more than 50 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, and social needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons and advocates for just and generous policies and programs for the benefit of victims of forced displacement.
As one of the ten geographic regions of Jesuit Refugee Service, JRS/USA serves as the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries, mobilizing their response to refugee situations in the U.S. and abroad.
JRS places the highest priority on ensuring a better future for refugees by investing heavily in education and training. In 2013, JRS offered primary, secondary, tertiary and vocation education services to over 240,000 children, young people and adults in 37 countries.
JRS advocates for the fundamental right to emergency and long term educational opportunities for refugee children and youth and calls for better access to schooling at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels for refugee children and youth.
JRS services are made available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs. To learn more, visit www.jrsusa.org.