The Project


Given the current social climate, a fuller understanding of refugee migration is needed, even in an area which prides itself on opening its doors to individuals leaving their home countries to escape war and persecution. Sometimes, the most effective way to convey this message is through personal stories — told through narratives, podcasts, data visualizations and video.

That is why, in collaboration with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR), students from Utica College’s Multimedia Web Design class have launched a five-week campaign, which includes 13 stories from 13 refugees.

The project’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds will share facts, research, images and perspectives from various refugee organizations locally and globally at a time when perspective is essential.

What can you do to help? Support the mission of the MVRCR and the local refugee community with a charitable donation.

Share their stories. Share your stories. Share the knowledge.

For more information about the project, please contact Prof. Brett Orzechowski at, or Jennifer Cieslewitz at