Project Faulu Our cornerstone K-12 support program for refugee students, Project Faulu focuses on STEM/STEAM, literacy, and socio-emotional well being. The program is designed specifically for refugee children whose cultural adjustments and past trauma can make learning difficult. Our goal is to prepare students for their classroom education and also supplement traditional education with one-on-one as well as peer support. Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Commit to volunteering consistently on a weekly basis
1 hour a week from Monday - Thursday at 4 - 6 pm
However, you can dedicate as much time as you and your students agree to, we just ask for you to give a minimum of 1 hour per week.
Paired with one student or a family for the duration of the 6 month commitment
It is your preference on one student or a family based on your time, keep in mind it will be one student at a time.
Tutor K-12 students attending the Refugee Education Center, including:
Providing homework assistance to students
Reading with students after required work is completed
Engaging students in learning activities such as games, puzzles, projects, creative assignments, worksheets, or any other appropriate activities
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Afterschool (4pm-6pm) 1 hour per weekv
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About The Refugee Education Center
2130 Enterprise St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49503, US
To support refugee children and families to gain the necessary skills for seamless and successful integration into the community through providing comprehensive educational support and youth development services, along with fostering cultural knowledge and understanding.
Founded in 2006 by immigrants and refugees, the Refugee Education & Cultural Center (REC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its goal is to support families and individuals to gain the skills necessary for successful integration into the community.
The main objectives of the program are as follows:
Empower refugee families to succeed in school and in life.
Support refugee children to finish school and become self-sufficient.
Provide refugee families a place to socialize to strengthen their families and their communities.
Foster a lasting sense of community that will benefit both refugee and non-refugee families alike.
Foster leadership development in the refugee community.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
June 30, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
6 months commitment; Weekly One Hour Sessions
Volunteer with us to provide education support for K-12 refugee children. Our K-12 students struggle to finish their schoolwork alone. Most refugee parents lack education background and can't support their children, so your help is greatly needed!