Iskashitaa Refugee Network's three University of Arizona Honors Civic Engagement Team (HCET) interns-Alyssa Caraway, Janine Clark, and Rachel Wehr-have completed their Fall 2012 semester. HCET interns were responsible for planning and teaching weekly ESL classes at apartment complexes, building community within those complexes, and involving refugees in Iskashitaa's work.
Over the course of the semester, Iskashitaa's ESL classes (of which there are three) served 97 refugees, and had a total attendance of 184. In addition to serving refugees through ESL class, HCET interns also contributed 60 hours of community involvement, attending local events, harvesting produce, participating in food preservation workshops, etc.
We are currently accepting ESL interns for next semester! If you're passionate about empowering refugees through education, and are ready to immerse yourself in a local refugee community, please contact Lizbeth Gonzalez, Program Manager and Chief Operations Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Grace Green, ESL Coordinator (email@example.com).