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September 2021

Learning Together with Refugee Kids

Sunday, September 26 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Glen Ellyn Bible Church, 501 Hillside Ave, Glen Ellyn

What are the challenges and hopes of refugee kids, and how can mentors like you help them flourish in school—and beyond? Learn about the unique obstacles refugee kids face, and ways to help these courageous youngsters overcome them. Hear from Mehret Asgedom, an educator and former refugee from Tigray, Ethiopia, who will share her perspective as a student and a teacher.

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Engaging with Refugees: Cross-Cultural Training

Tuesday, September 28 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Via Zoom

This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship.

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Virtual Book Club

Thursday, September 30 - Thursday, November 4
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm CDT via Zoom

Join us to experience a powerful work of nonfiction. Journalist Helen Thorpe shares the experiences of 22 recently arrived refugee and immigrant teens over the course of a school year. The book highlights the resilience of refugee students while presenting the refugee crisis at a personal level. Join us to discover and understand these stories together Thursdays, September 30 – November 4.

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October 2021

Engaging with Refugees: Cross-Cultural Training

Saturday, October 16 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Via Zoom

This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship.

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Engaging with Refugees: Cross-Cultural Training

Monday, October 25 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Via Zoom

This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship.

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November 2021

Engaging with Refugees: Cross-Cultural Training

Saturday, November 6 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Location TBD

This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship.

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Engaging with Refugees: Cross-Cultural Training

Thursday, November 18 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CST
Location TBD

This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship.

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December 2021

Engaging with Refugees: Cross-Cultural Training

Saturday, December 4 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Location TBD

This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship.

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Engaging with Refugees: Cross-Cultural Training

Tuesday, December 14 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CST
Location TBD

This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship.

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