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NEW AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS INC

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Volunteer to mentor our youth and make a difference in their life, at The New American Center!

New American Center is a nonprofit organization that assists newly arriving refugees and immigrants with integration into American society!

The New American Center is looking for volunteers to mentor our immigrant teen and youth groups (age ranges from 15 - 24). Our goal in this program is to support refugee youth in developing the skills needed to navigate the transitions of young adulthood in a new country. Such skills would include: financial literacy, college and career planning, finding housing, job readiness, decision making, and much more!

Mentoring training provided!

Mentor Responsibilities:

- Schedule regular one-on-one meetings with mentees.

- Develop trust and build a connection.

- Assist youth through their current needs, struggles, or questions.

- Report feedback and important information to the case manager regularly.

- Attend monthly workshops to enhance group learning.

Mentor Requirements:

- High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred experience and skills

- Experience working with immigrant populations.

- Experience working with youth.

- Great verbal and written communication skills.

- Bilingual.



Please email us if you're interested in this opportunity at: Contact.rouaa@gmail.com

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About NEW AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MASSACHUSETTS INC

Location:

330 LYNNWAY STE 302, LYNN, MA 01901, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the New American Association of Massachusetts (NAAM) is to assist newly arriving refugees and immigrants with integration into American society, to promote economic stability , to build bridges with the larger community, and to foster the maintenance of refugees’ and immigrants’ cultural identities. In support of this mission, NAAM pursues the following goals: -To educate newcomers about American society and culture; -To promote civic participation and engagement with the larger community; -To provide much-needed social services, advocacy, and economic development assistance, and to facilitate access to mainstream social services; -To provide avenues for learning, cultural expression and cultural outreach.

Description

Current services include: ESL classes, comprehensive employment and post-employment services, case management, information and referral, basic computer training, translating and interpreting services, health education, assistance to apply for citizenship, ESL/Civics Educational Programming, volunteer tutoring, after school and summer youth programs, cultural programming, housing mediation, and crisis counseling.

NAAM is recognized by Board of Immigration Appeals to conduct immigration programs and members of NAAM’s staff are accredited to practice immigration law as authorized representatives.

NAAM is a leading agency at The New American Center (NAC), which is a collaboration of five community based organizations: Bosnian Community Center for Resource Development, Congolese Development Center, Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, and Southern Sudanese Solidarity Organization.

WHEN

Mon Sep 09, 2019 - Fri May 01, 2020

WHERE

330 Lynnway Suite 302Lynn, MA 01901

(42.45742,-70.94939)
 

SKILLS

  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Arabic
  • Hatian / Creole
  • Swahili
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • High school diploma or equivalent

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