Spring 2012 Immigrant Rights Civic Engagement Project

Spring 2012 Immigrant Rights Civic Engagement Project

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Maha Neouchy
March 21, 2012

Spring 2012 students are given the opportunity to participate in one of 5 civic engagement projects allowing them to enhance their civic skills.  Participants of the Immigration Rights Project organized a dinner-dialogue with Washington, D.C. immigrants.  The event was hosted by 30 TWC interns who invited 15 special guests: immigrants who are now living or studying all over the D.C. area!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to this event, participants volunteered extensively throughout the semester at:

  • CentroNía, a nationally recognized, multicultural learning community with a pioneering approach to bilingual education. Ten TWC students have been tutoring children there throughout the semester.
  • The Language, Education, and Technology Center (Language ETC), Washington, D.C.'s largest community-based program for low-income adult immigrants. Fourteen TWC students have been tutoring adult immigrants in English.
  • CASA de Maryland, which advocates for immigrant rights. Six native Spanish-speaking students volunteer as legal assistants.

All students were able to ask questions that allowed them to gain a better understanding of the struggles immigrants face while living in the U.S.

 

[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

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