Learning English is one of the most critical needs of refugees who resettle in the U.S. However, it is important that refugees not only learn English in the classroom but that they have the opportunity to practice and learn through daily conversation. These skills are incredibly valuable and affect so many facets of a refugee's life. Improved English language skills can contribute to better employment, enhanced self-advocacy around health needs, and increased confidence overall as refugees rebuild their lives in their new home country.
Volunteers are invited to help refugees living in DuPage County develop conversation skills through New Neighbor Conversations. The New Neighbor Conversations program connects refugees with native English speakers to improve refugees' conversational English and to build relationships in the process. Volunteers commit to a three-month tutoring relationship with a refugee. Students and tutors meet once a week in the comfort of the student's home at a mutually agreed upon time.
Exodus World Service ensures that volunteers are:
(New Neighbor Conversations is not an ESL/ELL program, but is intended to supplement English language learning. Volunteers are not required to have teaching or ESL/ELL experience to serve as tutors.)
Exodus World Service mobilizes the Christian community to welcome and befriend refugees. We do this by educating churches about refugee ministry, connecting volunteers with refugees through practical service projects, and equipping leaders to advocate on behalf of refugees.
Exodus World Service is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.
Exodus World Service
P.O. Box 620
Itasca, IL 60143-0620
780 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
630.307.1400 · 312-REFUGEE
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