World Refugee Day Cup & RefugeeConnect

On June 4th, the Junior League of Cincinnati, along with the support of several area sponsors, hosted a soccer tournament for refugees at Withrow High School.  The program was intended to build stronger community ties and raise awareness to the over 25,000 refugees living in the tri-state area.  RefugeeConnect was created out of a need for a collaborative effort to welcome, provide support and services to those who have had to leave their country.   By educating our community about the refugee experience, Cincinnati can become a more active and loving neighbor.  The mission of RefugeeConnect is “to improve the lives of refugees in Cincinnati, to foster community acceptance and inclusion, and to construct a sustainable support system.” To find our more, see