OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.
Interfaith Action of Central Texas
Program: iLearn - Refugee Youth Education Program
Interfaith Action of Central Texas cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service, and celebration. As one of its four core programs, iACT teaches English as a Second Language and cultural skills to newly-arrived refugees. Its youth component, the iLearn Refugee Youth Education Program, provides refugee children language and cultural orientation in summer day camp, Saturday drop-in tutoring, and year-round teen mentoring.
Interfaith Action will hire a Refugee Youth Program Coordinator to recruit, train, and manage youth volunteers and mentors. During the summer, 50 students will participate in the summer camp program and many will be provided on-going mentoring throughout the upcoming school year.
Program Coordinator hired
71 volunteers recruited and trained
49 volunteers served as teacher’s aides for the summer program
28 volunteers participated in Saturday tutoring
30 volunteers served as 1:1 mentors for high school students
The iLearn summer program served 139 refugee children
24 students were served at Saturday morning tutoring
19 teens were mentored