Formerly ``Homework Club``
Neighbor to Neighbor
In partnership with Lutheran Social Services and Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), as well as with the help of many dedicated volunteers, we offer two-generational programming to engage the whole family. Volunteers offer homework help to school-aged youth, while younger siblings are engaged with crafts or stories and parents are assisted with practical questions and needs. An integral goal of homework club is to build relationships, offer support, and learn from each other as we get to know our neighbors. Volunteer tasks and roles include mentorship, homework help, crafting, English tutoring, job searching help, providing transportation, offering skills workshops. Join us!
We have restarted in-person programming, taking place primarily outdoors as weather permits! We meet on two Saturday mornings a month for an hour and a half. Background checks and orientation are required for all volunteers over the age of 18. Youth are welcome to volunteer!
The Neighbor to Neighbor planning team and volunteer base consist primarily of people from four area churches: Peace Lutheran, John Calvin Presbyterian, Ravensworth Baptist, and Little River United Church of Christ, as well as two consultants who are community liaisons and English instructors. For a recent report of activities and accomplishments click here. Contact Nadia Fitzcharles at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more and to get started with volunteering!
Check Out These Places
Support Refugee & Immigrant Organizations
Visit Immigrant Food in DC, a restaurant and social enterprise that works to connect people with food and causes relevant to many immigrant communities: https://immigrantfood.com/ The food is delicious!
Safartas– Get catering for your next event! “Safartas was founded in order to create new opportunities for refugees and immigrants in the DMV area. In addition, we want give the American community the opportunity to taste the authentic recipes that originate directly from Syria.”
La Cocina VA – La Cocina offers culinary training, workforce development, and meal assistance in the community. According to their website, they offer the only bilingual culinary training program for low-income residents in the metro DC area. Support the La Cocina VA café by visiting them at 918 S Lincoln St, Arlington, VA 22204.