Workforce Readiness workshop series with Workforce 1 for our 3A, 3P, CCR-A, & CCR-P classes just kicked off this Monday with learning in person how to access Workforce 1 Center, and virtually how to conduct a job search the next day. On Wednesday, the students had fun learning how to protect themselves in self-defense workshops with our new partner, Asian Americans for Equality. We hope the workshops helped the students prepare to find a good job and to stay safe.
Simon’s 2A and 2P class students participated in health workshops to learn how to describe symptoms of an illness in English and how to read and understand medicine labels. The workshops were provided by our old partner agency, Ryan Health which has always been giving interesting workshops including the nutrition workshops that took place for our 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2P classes 2 weeks ago. We hope that we can have in-person workshops again with their interesting actual materials in the future.
Last Saturday, our W1 and W2 students learned how to participate in parent-teacher conferences from our W1 teacher, Courtney, who is also a parent coordinator at a public school during the week. The students learned some useful vocabulary that can be used during the conferences and what kind of questions they can prepare to ask their children’s teachers. Courtney is also going to have more workshops this evening for our Evening students. Our students who are also parents or guardians will be ready for the upcoming parent teacher conferences in March.
The final immigrants’ rights workshops for the year took place on Zoom this Tuesday for 3P, E3, and E4 students. The New York Immigration Coalition came back to host the workshops in the morning and evening. We really appreciate the NYIC returning for more presentations, especially in the evening for our Evening students!
We had another immigrants’ rights workshop this Tuesday. This time, it was presented by the New York Immigration Coalition for our 3A and Culture Club students. Our students learned about updated COVID-19 vaccination and immigration system and rights. Some of the students expressed their gratitude for the new and useful information at the end of the workshop. The NYIC will be back to have the same workshops for our 3P and Evening students in February.
Our CCR students had workshops about immigrants’ rights, also known as KYR(Know Your Rights) workshops presented by our new partner, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement. They learned about their rights as immigrants, as well as updated changes to immigration policy and the social services available to them. With the current COVID surge, we shifted our workshop location from in-person to online temporarily because we should know about our rights no matter what situations we are in!
Have you ever felt nervous when you had to pay for things in cash while travelling in a foreign country or when you first arrived in the USA because you were not familiar with the currency there, or have you ever wondered about the people, animals, or things on bills and coins? To learn about the U.S. currency, Our 1B, 1C, 2A, and 2P students participated in the workshops presented by the Chinese Progressive Association.