We are the first campus chapter of the Hearts of Mercy Foundation, a non-profit that supports people seeking to advance mercy, justice and kindness in their communities.
Hearts of Mercy at UCI intends to raise awareness for the global refugee crisis and create higher education opportunities for students displaced by conflict in the UC system.
To raise awareness, we will hold a campuswide Refugee Awareness Week in January 2018. The theme will be "Refugee Narratives" and will include a panel with refugee and asylee students and scholars, workshops, a film screening, and a gathering with local refugees.
To create higher education opportunities, we will hold a fundraiser to cover the tuition costs of two asylum-seekers for two years at UCI. We are hopeful that this event will inspire the UC system to create academic seats for students displaced by conflict in all the UC campuses. We will also assist students displaced by conflict looking to apply in the UC system with their applications and with preparation for the TOEFL exam.
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