In recognition of World Refugee Day, we think of the millions and millions that are displaced each year. Read more at the link above.
Celebrate World Refugee Day in Austin this Saturday, June 23rd at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum! Festivities are FREE and will go through 11:30am - 3pm.
Little tidbit: Our former students, Kim and Huang, are featured on the poster under the “And more…” section. So proud!
Hope to see some of you there!
Are you bilingual (Eng/Span), a community organizer, and have experience working in immigrant populations? Apply for our AmeriCorps VISTA position! Volunteer will be spearheading a student mentoring program. Great opportunity to make a difference in the Austin immigrant ESL community.
Application deadline is May 25th. For more information, contact our Program Manager, Bekah Schmidt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 2 of our May birthday campaign and we’re celebrating throughout the month by bringing you the stories of our students. This week we bring you Kul, Keshav, and Ramesh. Tune in as they tell us about their journeys from a refugee camp in Nepal to the Seton UMC Brackenridge housekeeping department in Austin, TX.
If you feel compelled, we invite you to send the video to your friends and help us reach our $7,000 May fundraising goal. Donate today @ http://bit.ly/eawbirthday!
Greetings, ENGLISH @ WORK family!
Today is May 1st. May is a big month for us here at E@W. Why, you ask? First of all, it marks the beginning of great swimming weather in Austin. (Who doesn’t love that?) Secondly, it’s the month that many countries of the world celebrate International Workers’ Day. But most importantly for E@W, May is the month that we celebrate our birthday. And this year we are turning 7 years old!
In the last 7 years, we have met over 700 immigrants and refugees who needed work-based English skills in order for their families to survive and thrive in the United States. Many of these individuals have incredible, inspiring stories. We’ll be sharing some of their stories with you this month through short videos. Getting to know our students and telling their stories is one way you can celebrate E@W’s birthday with us.
Another way to celebrate with us is to make a donation. In honor of our 7th year, we have set out to raise $7,000 in May. All of these funds will go back into E@W’s workplace English program. And just so you know, $7,000 is about what it costs us to run our 6-month program for 20 participants at one partner business.
What’s even better is that this year the Charles and Betti Saunders Foundation is matching all donations we receive during our birthday month. So if you think about it, it’s like we’re already half-way to meeting our $7,000 goal. We hope you will join in! Thanks, and happy May!