Life is often difficult and we sometimes have a problem we with need help with. There are often people and programs that can us if we can only find them.
Students sometimes struggle with understanding our area’s bus system. The new Bus Transportation Page under the Community Info category gives info on all our local bus systems and links to help you find bus routes to some of our sites.
Check it out!
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.
Please look at the following flyer and the Family Strengthening Brochure for additional 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
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.
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
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!
This website is from the magazine “Our State,” which produces stories and articles about North Carolina. The website has a checklist of 100 N.C. icons – in other words, 100 things that North Carolina is famous for. See how many of them you know! http://www.ourstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/NC-Icons-Checklist.pdf
Do you want to get better at using computers?
Here are some sites that are very helpful:
1) The Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) has many wonderful resources.
2) This video is a basic computer class for ESL students:
3) This website is from the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). It uses British English, but has some very useful lessons.