On September 14, 2017, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) received the Anne Frank Award, given by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to an American person or organization who has demonstrated a body of work which confronts intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism or discrimination, while upholding freedom and equal rights.
JRS is being honored for our work improving access to education for refugees and others affected by war and conflict. Operating in over 50 countries around the world, and rooted in the Jesuit commitment to education, JRS offers quality educational programs and a variety of educational opportunities for refugees and displaced persons in refugee camps and in non-camp settings.
In gratitude for this honor, JRS/USA is proud to announce an essay competition in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Jesuit Schools Network, and America Media.
For more information on the Jesuit Schools Network’s initiatives in global companionship, please visit our Hemispheres page.