Princeton Refugee Initiative

The Princeton Refugee Initiative exists to tangibly aid refugee efforts in New Jersey and throughout the Globe, and envisions Princeton as the collegiate hub of refugee aid efforts in the coming years! We serve refugees, asylees, SIVs, and forced migrants in the greater NJ community and throughout the globe. Affiliated organizations include US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants and Interfaith RISE.

Contacts: Organization Email (, George Lin (, Matt Martinez (, and Brittany Smith (

When: We have bi weekly meetings. The times change each meeting to fit members' schedules. Wednesday nights 5-10pm we babysit for local refugees.

Where: Our meetings are on campus while service is primary off campus. We volunteer throughout New Jersey. Some service occurs within walking distance to Princeton while other events are in New Brunswick or even Newark.