Volunteers of the Month: Xavier University Alternative Break Group
This month, our volunteers of the month are the Alternative Spring Break students from Xavier University, a Catholic school located in Cincinnati, Ohio!
This group spent two days volunteering in our afterschool program at a DeKalb County elementary school, helping children with their homework, reading, and conversation pieces. We asked them to share their experience:
We signed up to volunteer our time during spring break to work with refugees. We wanted to learn about the resettlement process, how these individuals join the ... Read more >
Maria the Cat, Mohammed the Kid
Mary Cash, our Volunteer Engagement AmeriCorps member, wrote about creating animal shapes with Mohammed in the afterschool program.
New to America and his DeKalb County middle school, Mohammed didn’t speak much. In fact, he didn’t speak at all. He didn’t know any English or any of the other languages the other kids in afterschool spoke, not to mention he was by far the youngest and didn’t ride the bus to school.
Mohammed didn’t have any formal schooling before coming to America, like most ... Read more >