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

Job Fair at Kelly Services

 

Job Fair at Kelly Services

Job Fair at Kelly Services

Below is the Job Fair Information in Spanish

Spanish Job Fair Flyer

Spanish Job Fair Flyer

More Info on Job Profile for Pickers/Packers

Job Functions:

  • Perform duties to inspect product on production line
  • Prior to packaging, gather and store product as required and feed product back into production line
  • When Appropriate. Perform duties to in spectate packaged product and remove defective products classified as rejects
  • Pack first line product into cartons or tray as required
  • Perform necessary sanitation inspections
  • Continually check product for food safety and product quality
  • Follow safety rules
  • Keep work area clean and orderly
  • Monitor cross contamination

 

 

 

 

Annual Career Expo at NCSU

The WRAL/Capital Area Career Expo

When: August 4th from 10am – 2pm

Where: McKimmon Center at NC State University.

This event is free to the public and features over 80 employers who have vacant positions they are trying to fill. It’s a great event for jobseekers.

You must register for the event in advance at www.ncworks.gov . On the day of the event, dress for a potential job interview and bring multiple copies of your resume to distribute.

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

World Refugee Day – June 20th, 2016

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 .  

Please see the flyer below for details

World Refugee Day - 2016

World Refugee Day – 2016

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

New Spring TOEFL Classes

If you are an advanced English Student and are planning to take the TOEFL exam, these two courses can help you and are offered this spring.   Click on the TOEFL Prep page to get instructions on how to register. If you have questions or problems, please contact Michael Langer: mjlanger@waketech.edu

THE NEXT GENERATION TOEFL iBT  – Course 160801

  • May 16- June 29
  • Monday and Wednesday  =>  3:15- 5:45PM    Bldg. C- Rm 422  North Campus

This course will prepare the students to take the TOEFL iBT test and improve their scores by sharpening their listening and speaking competencies and improving their reading and writing skills. It will teach strategies that are necessary to get better scores such as outlining, note-taking, synthesizing, summarizing and paraphrasing. There will be diagnostic tests and practice tests

 

BETTER SCORES IN TOEFL: Speaking & Writing – Course 160030

  • May 17- June 9
  • Tuesday and Thursday  => 3:15- 5:45 PM   Bldg.C Rm 422- North Campus

This course offers skills and strategies for achieving a higher score on the TOEFL iBT. It also includes multiple practice tests in speaking and writing