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St. Pius V Parish - Casa Juan Diego Youth Center

Student Responsibilities:
Will be responsible to support the after school program coordinator, and will be guided by the coordinator. Some of the responsibilities are to accompany the participants during the summer program, working directly with kids ages 6-12 years, be a role model, support the coordinator to plan the summer program with educational and recreational activities such as reading, math, science, sport and art classes as well as field trips and other activities.

Marjorie Kovler Center

In 1987 a group of concerned people and organizations including Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and National Immigrant Justice Center, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services of the Illinois Department of Human Services, Amnesty International, philanthropist Peter Kovler, psychologists of the Illinois Psychological Association, physicians of John Stroger, Jr. Hospital, and survivors who had experienced torture before fleeing to the United States, established the Marjorie Kovler Center, a program of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights.

Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities

Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH) is a neighborhood organization that runs two centers: the Cook Library Center and the Cook Arts Center. These two vibrant neighborhood hubs are always bustling with children after school and during summer camps, and operate almost in sight of shiny downtown buildings. They are nestled, however, among two-story houses and local businesses in a predominantly Hispanic and African American neighborhood. Many students are bilingual in Spanish and English.

Immigration & Refugee Services of Catholic Charities - Diocese of Harrisburg

Immigration & Refugee Services: Harrisburg works with volunteers, refugee families, and community services representatives. Through lenses of "professional voluntes" involvement into the resettlement work, the student is expected to provide an opinion in a blueprint proposal at the end of the program about resettlement aspects that need immediate attention and are worth supporting. Also, the student will be a steering committee member for the International Refugee Day and will focus on community outreach aspects.

Southwest Detroit Vicariate

The Southwest Detroit Vicariate sites works with a variety of ministries in the community. St. Stephen/Mary Mother of the Church is a Catholic parish in Southwest Detroit, serving a Latino population with many young children. 90% of the community is Spanish speaking. The 3 SSLP students help run summer programs, tutor and coach a soccer team for children from this parish. Loaves and Fishes of Southwest Detroit is a food pantry serving several sections of the Southwest Detroit neighborhood where the students also assist.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC office in Boise assists refugees who are resettled in the Boise area.

Father Fred Foundation

The Father Fred Foundation provides food, clothing and furniture at no cost and emergency cash assistance to help local families and children. Depending on the student's interests, he or she may work in the food pantry filling orders, in the clothing and household goods assisting guests with their shopping, greeting donors, sorting clothes, in intake helping guests needing food, furniture and financial assistance, or as a greeter in the waiting room facilitating our guests' experience at the Foundation.

Clinica Santa Maria

Under supervision, the student may interpret for Spanish speaking patients. The student will also shadow health providers and could assist with WIC or other special projects at the clinic. Last year's student screened and interviewed patient and took their vital statistics. Students can also help patients with financial assistance programs and help arrange specialist care. Assist with a program to promote reading among children.


Ayuda is the District's leading source of multi-lingual legal and social service assistance for low-income Latinos and foreign-born persons in immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, and family law. In addition to meeting clients' basic needs, Ayuda helps clients set goals to work toward self-sufficiency. Students will be placed with Ayuda's Social Services Department that provides comprehensive case management services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center

The Children's Program within the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) is dedicated to providing free legal services to undocumented immigrant children. The student visits shelters and conducts intake interviews with children, usually in Spanish. Additionally they provide legal support through tabulating legal data and researching legal topics for the lawyers at the Center.

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