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.
Today we think of them and all the hard work they have put in to not only move to the United States, but then to begin a journey of learning English knowing that it will improve their abilities to support themselves and their families. And because they know no limit, neither do we. Today is to them - Happy International Women’s Day!
“Foreign-born residents — students, high and low skilled workers, professionals, and
entrepreneurs, whether visiting temporarily or staying permanently — all make important contributions to strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness…”—Department of Labor’s 2013 Budget Request
As a Literacy*AmeriCorps member I like to explore other literacy volunteer opportunities available in the community. This past Martin Luther King Day I joined other Literacy*AmeriCorps members and volunteered at the Inside Books Project. Inside Books Project is an Austin-based organization that promotes literacy and reading for incarcerated individuals. The project is self-described as ” an all volunteer, non-profit organization sending free books and educational materials to people in prison in the state of Texas.”
The aspect of education, for those in prison, is something I had not thought much about before. After reading the letters from inmates and hand choosing reading materials to mail to them, I feel that it is a cause that deserves support and recognition. I will be volunteering there in the future- come out and join me! All information can be found on their website: http://insidebooksproject.org/
I fear the rogue tweet scenario on a daily, but great article on how the Red Cross dealt with the situation.
Great quote by the people at The Public Conversations Project - Relationship building is the core of development and communications……there’s no better way to do that than by using social media effectively.
We use all of the tools mentioned on the regular except for Emma. And, we’re currently procrastinating on getting our Salesforce database up and running. So grateful to have received free licenses through their foundation tho! Soon, soon.