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Tutors for Refugee Kids

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Samaritas - New Americans

  • 15 people are interested

Seeking volunteers who can assist refugee children navigate online school. Tutors needed for all grade levels, all subjects, and varying levels of technological proficiency. Arabic, French, Swahili a plus but not required. Many kids are simply lacking confidence due to an English or technology barrier, and could use someone to spur them on.

Must be in the USA.

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About Samaritas - New Americans

Location:

2170 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48083, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Serving people as an expression of the love of Christ. Our Vision: We connect people with families and communities, empower them to live their fullest life possible, and create a ripple effect of transformation. A social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Samaritas is not just for Lutherans. The church has been meeting people’s needs since the early 1900s when a Lutheran "city missionary" arrived in Detroit to provide services to the poor. From the very beginning, Samaritas has reached out to individuals regardless of their religion, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity. The organization was incorporated as the Lutheran Inner Mission League in 1934. Today, Samaritas spans the state’s Lower Peninsula with more than 70 program sites in 40 cities. Samaritas diverse staff share a dedication to serving their fellow humans by doing the right thing, for the right reasons, every day.

Description

Samaritas’ New American services help newly arrived refugees navigate their confusing and overwhelming first months in the United States. With the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Reception and Placement (R&P) Program, Samaritas - a partner agency of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) - provides newly arrived refugees from 15 different countries with the essential services and support they need to begin to rebuild their lives and take steps toward becoming U.S. citizens. Samaritas provides each refugee with the support to obtain self-sufficiency and become contributors to society within one year of arrival.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Evenings and weekends, 1-2 hours per session, specific days flexible
  • Must be in the USA.

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