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?
Onward English Classes
We offer Women’s English classes Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-12:00. We meet in Southern Nashville throughout the Metro Nashville school year. Apply and ask questions about where we are at now HERE. We regularly need volunteers to help with teaching, assisting, childcare, and transportation. The commitment is usually one semester. Training is provided. Apply on the right!
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 Coleman 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 and register HERE.
Feeding and Reading
Each Wednesday during this summer, we will be dragging 100-200 children away from their video games to feed them lunch. For the last four weeks, we’ve picked out classic children’s stories and will share one each week. We will read it to the kids, put on a skit, and hopefully be able to give each a copy of the book. To learn more and volunteer check out the blog posts for each program.
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 to the right!
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!
Recent Updates from Nashville
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