Send Our Children to School Prepared
Paper, pencils, scissors, and glue sticks seem like a modest expense. But for children whose parents might barely afford rent and food, new school supplies are a luxury. Many students in our community also could benefit from the one-on-one attention of a tutor.
Through our Teacher Resource Center, we provide new school supplies to educators teaching in low-income refugee neighborhoods where at least 70 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches. Eligible teachers may “shop” for free supplies or have their children stop into our office for a back to school care kit.
In a related program, Back2School, we provide care kits or backpacks stuffed with school supplies to refugee children living in low-income families. Businesses, schools, and other organizations volunteer to fill the backpacks with donated supplies.
Through our mentoring center, our academic mentors help prepare students in grades 6-12, we equip and train volunteers from our community to tutor struggling students from low-income refugee families.