Middle Tennessee is home to over 20,000 Muslims; most have come to the United States from war-torn countries seeking a safe place to live and raise their families. Our teams of staff and volunteers work each day to help our new neighbors to learn English, find jobs, and to adjust to life in America.
What do we do?
Women’s English Classes
We are currently offering online English classes for women throughout the Metro Nashville school year. Times are flexible. Volunteers commit to training and 1 class session a week (roughly 2-3 hours including prep). Apply and ask questions about where we are at now, HERE. We regularly need volunteers to help with teaching, assisting. The commitment is usually one semester. Training is provided. Apply below!
Sew For Hope
Refugee and immigrant women come to an intensive once a week sewing training class where they learn sewing and business skills as well as build community, connections, and friendships. Beginning classes are held Tuesday through Thursday mornings, and advanced classes on Wednesday afternoons in Southern Nashville. Registration begins before the beginning of each semester.
Apply and get more info about volunteering HERE. There are many roles and ways you can help!
To be a student in the class you can fill out the form HERE.
Man to Man
Men’s English classes are scheduled one on one to fit around the refugee work schedules. Training and mentorship are provided! Apply below!
Feed and Read in the Summer!
We had so much fun last summer bringing books, crafts, and activities to kids! Each week we served alongside our team of great volunteers to not only serve lunch, but also to entertain, inspire and educate.
We get to do it again this summer (every Wednesday!) and we need your help to be the hands and feet on the ground as well as to give!Go Here for More Info and to Apply!
Walk and Talk in the Park!
South Nashville is home to many refugee women who would love the chance to get out and exercise, practice their English, and make a new friend.
Grab your walking shoes and join us Saturday mornings at the park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are very limited for these ladies, so plan to join us and help make a difference in the lives of our newest neighbors.
Learn more, see the next dates, and register HERE.
Education and Training Courses
We also partner with churches to train and educate Americans about people from other cultures and religions. We’ve done classes and training on Middle Eastern History, Middle East Religions, the refugee crisis, how to communicate cross-culturally. We have a set training we offer churches in our region called “Nashville, Get Ready!” that helps believers know how to develop friendships with refugees and immigrants.
Occasionally we offer other support services to our friends as needs arrive, like driving them to medical appointments or helping them fill out paperwork and applications. If this is something you specifically would like to help with, let us know!
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