Students of Salaam

A NEw Approach to community

 
 
 
 
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Inclusivity is a Two-Way Street

Students of Salaam (SOS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and national initiative that works to the success of migrants and their local communities through education, mentorship and cultural exchange.  Whether you're an individual navigating the United States for the first time, a community member with the desire to learn more about your new neighbors or an educator seeking support for your students, you will find value in SOS. 

Our two-pronged approach to migration is designed to lessen feelings of isolation by supporting newcomers and locals through academic and experience-based education. We believe that human relationships lie at the foundation of strong communities and nations, and that by providing individuals with the tools and resources necessary to engage with one another, we can create a strong social fabric that is resistant to bigotry, misinformation, and cross-cultural tension.

No English? No problem. 

Our curriculum helps students succeed personally and academically, regardless of English language ability. Through small-group, in-school lessons as well as in-home tutoring, our liberal arts curriculum provides young English language learners with intellectually stimulating lessons that encourage self-reflection, creative expression, and critical thinking. Core to our curriculum is action and civic service; to this end, our lessons are designed to teach students about the politics and customs of their new host country—the United States, while helping students build the skills to become active participants in the economic and political life of their community.

INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE DOES NOT DEPEND ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE ABILITY.

THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

Our community events programming facilitates relationships between locals and their new neighbors. Through cultural celebration and exchange, these events help dispel stereotypes and break down barriers of fear or misunderstanding, so the social fabric of a community can be enriched and strengthened by diversification, rather than fractured.


 

Trusted by Leading Organizations

  • cair nj (council of american-islamic relations)

  • yrp (yale refugee project)

  • New haven public school system

  • princeton university msa

  • iris (integrated refugee and immigrant services)

  • Tsai city at yale

  • sanctuary kitchen at yale

  • yale university msa

 

SOS By The Numbers

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STUDENTS SERVED

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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TEAM MEMBERS

 

Get Involved

services for schools

We support K-12 schools in the New Haven, Connecticut and Princeton, New Jersey. Services consist of university mentors teaching our curriculum and coordinating sponsored events. We ask that only teachers and principles submit requests for services.


partner with us / make a donation

Students of Salaam is a 501c(3) that gratefully accepts all monetary and in-kind donations, in addition to highly valuing our partnerships .


become an sos ambassador

SOS Ambassadors are a cohort of ambitious individuals committed to positive social change and education. As an SOS Ambassador, you can contribute to your community by tutoring students or spearheading community events.


 

November 2016

No president can control our ability to speak with and learn from our neighbors; no president can keep us from showing our love and leading with hope in our communities.

Stella Shannon - Making a Home / Read Full Article