Graduate Student Sloane Davidson Helping Refugee Resettlement

“How You Can Help Refugees in the United States” is the headline of the New York Times article on February 17, 2017 in which Pitt student Sloane Davidson’s refugee resettlement efforts are featured. Ms. Davidson has created a national database to promote refugee resettlement and immigration service agencies in the Pittsburgh region. She is also building a website—Hello Neighbor—to pair volunteers with arriving refugees.   

Ms. Davidson is looking for “a diverse group of passionate neighbors” with a “figure it out as we go” attitude to act as mentors to refugees coming to Pittsburgh. The Hello Neighbor website is accepting financial donations that directly support refugee resettlement and foster the mission to build bridges and breakdown barriers. Sloane Davidson is a Master’s in Public Affairs student at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.