PRERNA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization that helps refugees across all ethnicities and faiths become independent, constructive citizens.

 
We aim to give refugees a chance at opportunities that most of us take for granted. Through continued service to the less fortunate, we hope to expand to further causes and greater charitable efforts.
— Meena Sankaran, Founder and Executive Director, PRERNA

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS

FINDING REFUGEES
AFFORDABLE BAY
AREA HOUSING

Housing is one of the
most important services that PRERNA offers to refugees, when they arrive. Yet, it is one
of the most difficult challenges families
face in the Bay Area.


October 31, 2017
PRERNA Blog

CLIMBING
MT. KILIMANJARO
FOR REFUGEES

This summer, PRERNA
volunteer Dharini
Hiremegalur climbed
Mt. Kilimanjaro to fundraise for refugees. As her challenge, she hiked up all 5,825 meter to the
summit and raised $4,500!

                                    September 20, 2017
PRERNA Blog

REFUGEE FAMILIES MEET VOLUNTEERS ON WELCOMING WEEK

To celebrate Welcoming Week, PRERNA's refugee families and volunteers gathered for our first potluck lunch. We enjoyed tasty dishes, learned more about each other and made some new friends.


September 17, 2017
PRERNA Event

THE CASE FOR REFUGEES AND IMMIGRATION

The influx of refugees and immigrants has led to national growth and greatness. Here are more reasons why the U.S. should welcome foreigners to our shores.



September 3, 2017
Vox Media