Thank you to the reps of Assurance Wireless that visited our school last week to help our students enroll in the Federal Lifeline Assistant Program. Through this program, our participants could get a free phone with unlimited high-speed data, texts and minutes. This will definitely support the studies of our English learners!
Our long-time partner, Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center revisited us for our high-intermediate and advanced daytime and evening students, virtually this time, to teach how to search jobs online and how to ace job interviews. Our students learned a lot of dos and don’ts when they look for a job or have a job interview. We hope our students will be ready to find and have a good job when they graduate from our program.
Last week, our high intermediate and advanced daytime and evening students received visits from our partner Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center. They learned about Workforce1 services, became members, and were taught how to build an effective resume.
Yesterday our weekend classes wrapped up their first semester with fun activities . W1 played a game similar to the $10,000 Pyramid, W2 did White Elephant, and W3 did Secret Santa. Before all of the activities, we also had a surprise farewell party for our counselor Faye.
Tuânminh A Đỗ, aka Mihn, one of the current Artists-In-Residence at University Settlement visited our Level 3 and CCR classes last week to give speech workshops to our students and learn more about their stories as immigrants. Our students loved the interesting workshops because they were able to learn how to pronounce words correctly and confidently and have fun while sharing their personal immigrant stories.
A lot of our Daytime students volunteered to deliver meals to older adults living in the East Village area and helped prepare for the Thanksgiving lunch and party at the senior center. All the physical and language challenges were nothing to our brave students when they felt happy thinking they were doing something good for the community. Click each picture to make the image bigger!
Every year, a lot of our students take a tour of the Seward Park Library to make their NYPL cards and learn how to use the library. Classes 0A, 0P, 1B, and 1C visited the library so far this year and more classes are planned to go there later. We would like to thank Andrew the librarian for collaborating with us and helping our students every year! Feel our students’ excitement from the pictures below!