Tiyya, Refugee Children

tiyya specializes in youth programming and sustains our programs through catering

To sign up for our volunteer & client wait-list, please contact our office

By Appointment Only

Note* There is a high volume of calls at this time. Please expect delays in our response.

YOUTH ALL S.T.A.R. PROGRAM [ Soccer, Tutoring, Arts, and Recreation] 

The Refugee Youth All S.T.A.R. Program provides weekly opportunities for youth, grades K-12, to establish a social network and life skills within a positive healthy environment. Activities include: Soccer, Tutoring, Arts, and Recreation, Monthly Diaper Drives, and an Annual Back to School Celebration.

Flavors from AFar

As part of of our sustainability practice, we established a social enterprise model and recently aquired a full-time kitchen in Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles & a part-time residency at the Hook Kitchen in Costa Mesa, CA. This program is designed for program participants who find great joy in Culinary Arts. By empowering program participants, we are able to provide on-the-job workforce training, individualized mentorship, and opportunities for personal development. Chefs of our program learn all the necessary tools to succeed in catering and are incouraged to start their own endeavors. Current participants specialize in food from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, and Venezuala.


Winners of the Orange County Social Innovative Fund in 2019!



This program is designed for people like you who are seeking a cross-cultural experience. We invite you to make a difference locally by becoming a monthly sustainer, and or hosting an educational workshop. To learn more, we encourage you to please send a resume & cover letter to to get started! You are also welcomed to attend our ongoing international-style pop up dinners to become aquainted with our community of Friends.