awarded the 2018 outstanding youth activist Group award

Through our work in El Cajon, we are honored to announce that we are being awarded the 2018 Outstanding Youth Activist Group Award. This is both in relation to the projects we have been building here at the Khaled Bakrawi Center as well as across community lines in this border town.


Our community was featured in this short documentary produced by MSA West.

“The City of Refuge was made to tell the stories of the three hundred Syrian Refugee families living in El Cajon, California. This documentary narrates our recent visit and we wish to raise awareness around the ongoing refugee crisis. According to state data, San Diego has welcomed more refugees than any other region in California. Most of them come from war-torn Syria: some leaving life-long friends, others leaving their own mothers, fathers, children, all leaving their homes.”