Summer Citizenship Class for ESL

Our free Citizenship Preparation class will be offered this summer, 2017!

Beltline Education Center (BEC), 3200 Bush St., Raleigh 27609

Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Room 324C    

Registration: July 15, 2017                                                                                                                       

For more information: rmhoffabdelilah@waketech.edu or 919-334-1509

Do You Need Help with Your Taxes?

Tax season is here and you are probably receiving many tax forms in your mail.  You need to file your taxes by April 15th.  Have questions? Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? 

Look at the flyer below to find out how to get some FREE help!   

  • To qualify for this service, your salary must be $60,000 per year, or less.
  • You must bring the required documents on the list below. 
  • You must set up an appointment before you go by calling or emailing:
  • Students who can’t go to Wake Tech’s main campus can get help at the Wake County Human Services building on 220 Swinburne St., Raleigh, NC 27610 – near Wake Med hospital.

 

Workforce Continuing Education Open House

Ready for a career adventure?  Eager to go places?

Come to the Wake Tech Community College Workforce Continuing Education Open House                              Saturday, September 17                                                                                                                                Beltline Education Center;  3200 Bush St. Raleigh, 27609; 10am – 2pm

Explore a wide range of training programs. Many can be completed in just three months, or less!

Pre-register now to expedite the check-in process on the day of the event.                                               It’s all free, so bring a friend!

Open House Activities:

  • 30+ Information booths about Wake Tech training programs and services
  • 15+ Workshops on topics including Commercial Drones, English as a Second Language, and Job searching through NCWorks Online
  • Tours of the Advanced Manufacturing Center and Workforce Continuing Education School of Cosmetology
  • Door prizes awarded throughout the day, with giveaways including registration discounts on non-credit classes
  • Refreshments, and the Wandering Moose food truck
  • Goody bags for the first 300 attendees on the day of the event

College workforce experts will answer your questions about:

  • Prep courses for certificates in cybersecurity, manufacturing, public safety, and more
  • High school equivalency prep; ACT/SAT prep — and what comes after
  • Fee-waived courses for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or returning to work
  • Personal enrichment courses for youth, adults, and seniors
  • Small business startup information and entrepreneurial skills training
  • Our Career Pathways Program

For more information: Natalie Heath  |  naheath@waketech.edu  |  919-866-5840  |  workforce.waketech.edu

Workforce Open House at Wake Tech

Resource Guide for Wake County

This resource guide, from Catholic Parish Outreach, contains information on the following area. It has been updated as of June 2016.

General Assistance, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, Health Assistance, Financial Assistance, Crisis Hotlines, Transportation Assistance, Homeless Shelters, Transitional Housing, Clothing Assistance, Food Assistance, Household Goods/Furniture, Thrift Stores, and other resources.

http://www.cporaleigh.org/documents/ResourceGuide.pdf

Free Citizenship Classes

Fall 2016 Citizenship Classes at Wake Tech

Location: Beltline Education Center (BEC), 3200 Bush St., Raleigh 27609                                                   Time: Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Room 324 C   Dates: September 24 – November 19, 2016

Registration: 9/24/16 & 10/1/16 at 9:30 am

More information: rmhoffabdelilah@waketech.edu or 919-334-1509

Workshop to Help You Get Rental Housing

Are you having trouble renting a house or apartment?  Are you confused about the responsibilities of tenants and landlords? 

You may be interested in the 12-hour “Ready To Rent” workshop from Wake County Human Services.

  • The workshops last 3 hours (per day) over 4 days, for a total of 12 hours.  They are usually given once a month.
  • All workshops are in English.  There is *no* foreign language assistance, interpreters, or translations, so they are best for advanced ESL students.
  • There is a $25 fee for one 12-hour workshop.
  • At the end of the workshop, you will receive a “Ready to Rent” certificate of completion.

The Wake County Government website has more information on the workshops and their latest schedule. Below is a flyer on the June/ July workshops.

eady to Rent Workshop June/ July Dates

Ready to Rent Workshop June/ July Dates

New Documentary on Refugees to NC

“Welcome to North Carolina”  

By Flickr.com user “MrTinDC” (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/) [CC BY 2.0]

By Flickr.com user “MrTinDC” (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/) [CC BY 2.0]

There are many reasons why refugees and other immigrants leave their own country and come to the United States.  Some of them are fleeing dangerous situations in their home countries, including violence and political oppression. But they also face many challenges when they arrive in the United States. Many of you have seen or experienced this yourselves.

A local news channel, WRAL in Raleigh, has produced a new documentary film called “Welcome to North Carolina.” The film is just 22 minutes long.  It focuses on an Iraqi couple and their two children, who left Baghdad to come to Raleigh.

You can find the link to this video on our Refugee Matters page. This page includes important resources for refugees in North Carolina and information about specific refugee populations who now call NC their home.

Free Citizenship Workshop

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Thursday June 16, 2016;   6:30 to 8:00 PM

Hispanic Family Center  ~  Centro para Familias Hispanas

2013 North Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604

(near exit 12, Brentwood Road/Yonkers Road)

Phone: 919) 873-0094; Fax: (919) 873-0260; www.cpfhraleigh.org

Come get free assistance with:

1) Step-by-step review of the naturalization process   &   2) Assessment of your ability to naturalize

Click here for FLYER

Happy International Women’s Day!

For more about this international holiday, take a look at this “Simple English” Wikipedia article.  https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day

Below is an excerpt from an article on International Women’s Day. It was published on India.com in 2015. The full URL web address is at the bottom of this page.

 

 UN Human Right 2015 Theme

 

 

Happy International Women’s Day!

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911 on March 19. The day was result of protest by International Ladies Garment Workers Union against long working hours in New York. It was in 1914 that Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8 in Germany and the tradition has continued since.

Activists wear purple ribbon on this day. But why purple? Women’s Social and Political Union in Great Britain adopted a particular color scheme for International Women’s Day. Purple, White and Green tint were recognized as a symbol of women’s struggle. Purple color is the new chosen color to celebrate International Women’s Day as it symbolizes justice and dignity which relates to women’s equality.

 UN Human Right 2015 Theme

The Human Rights of United Nations have designed various themes for Women’s Day which creates awareness about their day-to-day struggle. Let’s have a look what exactly 2015 Women’s Day theme is all about?

2015 International Women’s Day theme says, ‘Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!’ UN theme for International Women’s Day 2015 sends across a powerful message where a female has her own right to choose, right to educate, right to earn a livelihood and can fight for her equal status in the society. The International Woman’s Day theme also talks about ‘Make It Happen’ with a hashtag #MakeItHappen. International Women’s Day is celebrated as women’s demanded right to vote, to hold public office and also raised a voice against employment sex discrimination. Since then celebrating International Women’s Day brought a major change in the revolution itself. Men tend to gift the women in their lives including grandmothers, mothers, sister, friends, wife etc. a bunch of flower or any gift as the token of love and appreciation.

United Nations first International agreement on Gender Equality

In 1945 the Charter of United Nations was the first international agreement to confirm the principle of equality between women and men. This was the first major step taken towards a positive change. Soon after that UN started helping women achieve their equal status and fight against all odds.

We at India.com, wish all the women – Happy Women’s Day and salute you all for your journey from ordinary to extra-ordinary women.

http://www.india.com/whatever/international-womens-day-2015-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-day-womenhood-is-celebrated-world-over-308472/