Sharing their story: Syrian refugees adjust to Bay Area life with help of local families

Annie Fogarty

Gathered around a table holding plates of cookies and Rice Krispies treats in Imagination Park in San Anselmo, three students with friendly smiles greet passersby. Behind the trays of sweets is a poster with information about the Syrian Refugee Crisis. With their genuine enthusiasm, the students draw the attention of community members. Their discussions often end with both a more aware community member and a donation to their organization.