Immigration Policy & Resources

SFUSD Refugee and Immigrant Supports in Education (RISE-SF)

RISE-SF ​is charged with increasing access to education for all immigrant and refugee students through the promotion of culturally and linguistically inclusive programs and services.

Newcomer Programming

Newly arrived refugee and immigrant English Language Learners have particular educational strengths and challenges that necessitate specific supports and programming. RISE-SF supports schools in implementing promising practices for this community.

Sanctuary Education

As a sanctuary school district, SFUSD upholds every young person’s constitutional right to feel safe and supported in school. RISE-SF supports schools in ensuring their communities are aware of their rights and prepared to defend them.

Contacts

  • District Coordinator: Angelina Romano, MSW/PPS | RomanoA@sfusd.edu | 415.890.5324                  
  • Newcomer Services Coordinator: Susana Rivero | RiveroS@sfusd.edu | 415.919.8184

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