Families often struggle with finances and it can lead to conflict and stress. Not everyone knows how to budget and other basic money skills. It’s especially hard if you’ve recently come to this country and are not familiar with its financial norms.
The U.S Committee For Refugees and Immigrants offer very useful 8 hour workshops designed to give you skills to improve your family relationships and your financial skills. There are classes meeting on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:45pm at 201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
Please contact for Ruth Mufandaedza at (919) 334-0072 ext 4037 for details on registering for the next available opening.
Are you a Hispanic or Latino immigrant between the ages of 18 and 44?
You may be interested in participating in a stress and health study conducted by Duke University School of Nursing. Read the following flyers in both English and Spanish for details and contact information.
Be sure to check out this free festival hosted over the Labor Day week-end celebrating African American culture. Information for the festival is on the flyer below and additional details on festival activities can be found here => Festival Website
The United Nations has marked June 20th as World Refugee Day – a day that people can honor the strength, spirit and courage of millions of refugees worldwide. It is a day to recognize the contributions of refugees in their communities and to raise awareness of their struggles.
Here in Raleigh, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants along with Lutheran Services is sponsoring a World Refugee fair on Saturday, June 18th .
Each year in Wake County at the end of August, kids in the traditional public schools go back to classes. Parents look for back-to-school sales for backpacks, lunches, notebooks, pencils and other school supplies. There are “meet-the-teacher” events and “Open house” events at schools.
Getting involved in your children’s school is a wonderful way to stay informed about what’s going on in their classroom. Be sure to help them with their homework and attend parent-teacher meetings and other school functions. It’s a great way to be involved with your kids – and improve your English at the same time!
For all of you with kids in starting classes, we wish you a fantastic school year!
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Every January, we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday. This day is a perfect opportunity to honor Dr. King by serving your community – for all of us who live in the United States. “Serving” means helping others and volunteering in your community.
To learn about some of the volunteer opportunities in your area, enter your address or Zipcode into this website. You can also search for specifics kinds of volunteer programs and events. http://www.allforgood.org/
Watch this great 12 min video called “A Promise of Freedom”. It has English captions (words) at the bottom of the screen, so you can follow along. The video is from the website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. (USCIS)