Entries by Seren Fryatt

World Refugee Day, June 20, 2017

L.A.C.E.S. and the Ethiopian Community Development Council hosted a World Refugee Soccer Tournament Sunday, June 11 in honor of World Refugee Day. Five teams, comprised of refugees and community members, competed in five small sided games then faced off in a semi-final and championship match. Refugees participating in the tournament came from Ethiopia, the Democratic […]

L.A.C.E.S. Co-Sponsoring World Refugee Day Soccer Tournament June 11, 2017

In partnership with the Ethiopian Community Development Council,  L.A.C.E.S. will be co-sponsoring a soccer tournament to commemorate World Refugee Day, a globally recognized holiday on June 20th of every year. In an effort to promote community integration and advocacy for refugees, this event will provide refugees and the greater D.C. area an opportunity to engage […]

L.A.C.E.S. Youth Basketball Camp

L.A.C.E.S. implemented its first Youth Basketball Camp for thirty refugee children April 17-21 at William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale, MD. Hosted by L.A.C.E.S staff and volunteers, the camp focused on learning basketball techniques and five values of L.A.C.E.S – Fair Play, Respect, Teamwork, Self-Esteem and Discipline. Each day the camp focused on a different […]

Halloween Party for Refugees

On October 29th 2016, L.A.C.E.S. hosted a Halloween party for refugees. Over 175 people showed up to the Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale, Maryland, where it was held. We had an amazing turnout of over 30 volunteers, who were all extremely eager to get involved and help with every aspect of the party. It […]

Great Success for L.A.C.E.S. Youth Soccer Camp 2016

From July 18th to 22nd, L.A.C.E.S. united 44 children from the Greater DC refugee community in its first Youth Soccer Camp.  Kids from 14 nationalities, some of them just arriving in the US a few weeks prior, had the opportunity to interact through the common language of soccer. A dream-team of 33 volunteers made incredible efforts to make sure […]


When talking about migration, too often we forget that behind numbers and statistics we have human beings. Reporting the focus on humanity is the first step to start solving the current refugee crisis. Here’s a list of great recent movies and documentaries who can help us understand what is like to be forced to leave our homes and […]