Seniors Work with Refugees from All Over the World Who Have Resettled in Cleveland
The Immigration Literature students visited Cleveland Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services, where they were able to work with refugees from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Ukraine, who have resettled in Cleveland. The following seniors helped our new neighbors practice their basic and intermediate English-speaking skills - Elaine Beck '18, Dylan Henry '18, Chase Filicko '18, Matt Mangel '18, Joey Saracena '18, Katelyn Schlotter '18, Cory Boucheck '18, Tyler Leroux '18, Henry-Claude Madiba '18, Dom Scimone '18, Ava Thomas '18, Ray Zafar '18 and Frank Zhang '18. They talked about their families, cultures, weather, foods and travel.
Bella Caruso '18, Cole Hudson '18, Taylor Isaac '18, Lucky Jaffe '18, Erin O'Connell '18 and Aegeas Wiertel '18 worked in a pre-literate classroom, meaning their partners didn't read or write in their own language and were learning English, reading and writing for the first time. They practiced birthdays, spelling names, and "Head and Shoulders, Knees, and Toes."
After, these students decided to collect school supplies for these English language classrooms and the clients that they serve. Students can place school supplies in the bins located outside the Chapel, outside the US Office, inside the MS Office and outside CB11.