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Women-identified mentors needed for young adult refugees!

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ORGANIZATION: Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

  • 5 people are interested

Welcome a young adult (19-24), refugee woman to Chicago and support her adjustment. Meet in her home and introduce her to resources in her new community. Offer guidance as she navigates important decisions about her education, career, and family. Learn her goals and dreams, and support her as she works toward them. Practice English conversation and make a new friend!

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About Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

Location:

4419 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations--particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced--through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society.

Description

Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS) partners with refugees, asylees, immigrants and survivors of trafficking to address their needs by connecting them to their new community, providing education and employment services, and the help they need to succeed in their new country. RICS annually resettles more than 150 individuals in Chicago from places like Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sudan, Ukraine, and Syria. RICS serves an additional 500 refugees through a variety of services including cultural orientation, adjustment counseling, employment, job readiness and placement services, as well as medical case management, family literacy, and English language training for adults.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Immigrants & Refugees, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2801 West Devon AvenueChicagoChicago, IL 60659

(41.99725,-87.6998)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month
  • Proof of Covid Vaccine, Mandated Reporter training

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