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/

Free Tax Preparation Help at Wake Tech

Time is ticking and April 15th is getting closer and closer.  In the United States, you usually must file (give in) an income tax form every year if you got income.

Are your taxes ready?   The forms and instructions are sometimes hard to understand. Do you need help?

We have great news for you – you can get FREE tax preparation help starting on February 15 if your yearly salary is $60,000 or less.

  • Where:                Wake Tech’s Main Campus  Montague Hall, Room 241
  • When:                   Monday – Thursday 11am – 4pm   Friday 10am -2pm
  • How to contact for appointments
    • By phone   (919) 866-5059
    • By email   singlestop@waketech.edu
  • What to bring:
    • Proof of Identification
    • Social Security card or  ITIN  (Taxpayer ID Number)
    • Wage and earning statements from employers (WT
    • All 1099 and 1095 forms
    • Proof of routing and account numbers
    • total paid for daycare provider and their tax ID number
    • copies of income transcripts if you have them
  • If you are filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign

ESL classes at White Plains (WPUM)

White Plains UMC will NOT have registration for ESL classes today, Monday, January 25. Registration will happen the next day that the site is open (probably Tuesday, Jan. 26).
If Wake County public schools are closed, White Plains (WPUM) does NOT have ESL classes. If there is a one hour delay, WPUM has a one hour delay and starts at 10am. If the schools have more than a one hour delay, there is no class at WPUM.