Mark Grashow Founded STAR to Help Students Learn about the Global Refugee Crisis

Former school teacher, Mark Grashow, founder of Students Taking Action for Relief (STAR) (Credit: Al Jazeera Media Network)

Recently, Mark Grashow, a retired New York City public school teacher, was featured in the news for his work with Students Taking Action for Relief (STAR), a nonprofit education and aid organization he founded in response to today’s global refugee crisis.

Through STAR, Grashow has been able to work with City schools, the United Muslim Relief organization, and the US-Africa Children’s Fellowship to raise money and collect supplies in support of refugees affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. In addition, Grashow provides lessons to students about the world’s conflicts and the millions of refugees affected by them.

Thanks to Grashow and STAR, students and families from approximately 50 City schools were able to send Syrian refugees hundreds of boxes of much-needed supplies, including toiletries, baby formula, vitamins, school supplies, clothing, and blankets.

To learn more about Grashow and his work with STAR, check out Al Jazeera’s feature story on their website.

We thank Mr. Grashow and STAR for their ongoing relief efforts!

STAR Teaches Students about the Global Refugee Crisis

“You want kids to be empowered to be global citizens. You want them to understand the world’s problems, and to act, and also to get some Americans to understand what the refugee crisis is all about, and identify with it.” – Grashow (Credit: Al Jazeera Media Network)


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