Here you will find the stories of people who have come to Colorado seeking refuge from persecution in their homelands. Most have come recently, and are students at the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado. Another has been in Colorado for most of his adult life. All have volunteered to share their stories because they want refugees to be more than a curiosity, because they want to dispel myths and misunderstandings about their unique circumstances, because they have hopes and dreams not so different from yours, and because they hope that you will come to see that they have much to contribute to this new place they call home. You can learn more by listening to their stories above, by clicking on the images below, and by exploring the links on this website.