|Service learning opportunities are available with refugee community|
Grand Forks is home to hundreds of people who entered the country as refugees. This community of New Americans can provide excellent opportunities for service learning as students help them adjust and become successful in their new home.
Departments at UND could help teach them English, mentor or tutor the school children, teach the younger children pre-kindergarten skills, help the adults find jobs, help them open businesses, teach them about health concerns, and otherwise help them in their resettlement. In turn, students gain hands-on experience in their fields as they learn to work with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds.
If you are interested in discussing a possible partnership with your program, please contact Dawne Barwin (Lutheran Social Services Refugee Resettlement Coordinator) at 772-8552 or Robin David (UND Honors Program associate director) at 777-6185.
-- Robin David, Associate Director, Honors Program, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6185