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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1329 Macklind AveSt. Louis, MO 63110


About

You can help a refugee from a war torn country or oppressive government reach their most desired goal - TO BE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. Our volunteers tutor homebound elderly and disabled in the English and Civics necessary to pass the citizenship exam. These are legal residents who will lose all income and most public benefits if they fail to become citizens. They will suffer from the lack of needed medical care, face hunger and homelessness. The seniors we serve cannot benefit from classroom instruction, are homebound and are not very familiar with US culture and laws. Their prior experiences and language limitations make their learning challenging yet very rewarding. The students are appreciative of anyone who is there to help them get this second chance in life. Your involvement will help them communicate and to understand US culture. Your patience and kindness will leave lasting memories and increased independence. We need your help. You do NOT have to speak any language other than English and do not need any prior teaching experience. It only takes an hour or two per week.

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 6 months
  • patience and open mindedness
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