While in-person Homework Club has been postponed until it is safe to regather, our planning team meets weekly to stay connected to each other and to Homework Club families. Exciting news is that, in July 2020, we hired two consultants from within the Homework Club community. We are working with them to do community research, host short term ESOL classes and conversation groups, and plan for the fall. If you are interested in volunteering or attending Homework Club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For ways to support recently resettled refugee and special immigrant visa (SIV) holders that are new to our communities, visit our Outreach and Advocacy page.
In partnership with Lutheran Social Services and Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), as well as with the help of many dedicated volunteers, we are providing homework help to school-aged youth who are new to the U.S. school system. At the same time that youth get help with their school work and younger siblings are engaged with crafts and stories, we help mothers with English language practice and other identified goals 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. Join us!
Homework club happens twice a month for an hour and a half; background checks and training are required for all volunteers over the age of 18. Youth are welcome to volunteer! The Homework Club planning team consists of people from four area churches: Peace Lutheran, John Calvin Presbyterian, Ravensworth Baptist, and Little River United Church of Christ. Contact Nadia Fitzcharles at email@example.com if you would like to learn more and to get started with volunteering!
If you have already completed your background check and training, sign up here for a Saturday session.
“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt” (Leviticus 19:33-34).
“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself'” (Galatians 5:14).