About Me

marcyfranckHi, I’m Marcy Franck.

I shine a light on those working tirelessly to help refugees, and provide ways for you to help, too.

I write about refugee issues on the Huffington Post, and post frequently (errr…obsessively?)  on Facebook.

In July 2016 I was over-the-moon excited to volunteer for refugees in Chios, Greece. It was heartbreaking and life affirming at the same time. What I couldn’t see in the bazillion soul-crushing news items about the crisis was the strength, dignity, and pure human resilience inside every person who lives in a refugee camp. I came home humbled and deeply grateful for their hospitality.

Read more in my selected posts from Chios and in the Belmont Citizen Herald.

Most recently I have been working with a team of PowerPeople from around the world who are helping me relocate my pen pal—slash—”little bro” and his family from Syria to Canada. I blog about our relationship in Postcards from Syria. Join us  here or donate here. Learn more in this story in the Belmont Citizen Herald and this one in the National Observer, “Fed up with inaction, Americans help Canadians sponsor Syrian refugees.

During the day I am the Communications Director for the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.