Some exciting news, – we’re getting ready to expand and renovate our downstairs office into a refugee ministry center! For a long time, we’ve wanted to have a place where our volunteers and refugees can meet together for programs and activities like sewing, exercise, job training and more. A little more info […]
Fallafel Festival UPDATE: A big thank you to everyone who came out! It was wonderful to get to share with you all the things that SGI is doing in Nashville and around the world. It was fun for us who serve here at SGI to see all the projects and opportunities on display together, […]
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 a local park for Walk & Talk.
Opportunities for exercise and fellowship are very limited for these ladies, so […]
Maybe you can’t volunteer this summer in Nashville to read to refugee kids (IF YOU CAN, go HERE!), but you’d like to help. There are two ways:
Head over to our Amazon Wish List! On there you’ll find books, blankets, and awnings that will help us serve kids who attend our reading program this […]
This summer, each Wednesday afternoon in July, we’ll be taking a team of volunteers to a Nashville apartment complex where hundreds of refugee children are wasting away their summer hours playing video games and watching TV.
Our goal is to change that.
We’ve picked out four classic children’s stories and will share one each week. We will […]
This summer, we are going to help run a feeding program at a Nashville apartment complex where hundreds of refugee families live. We will be providing lunch for 100-200 children each Wednesday and need your help!
Fair warning: It will be loud, chaotic, and unpredictable. If that sounds like your cup of tea, come with […]
Beginning with a small class of volunteers and refugee students, starting in May, we will be holding classes to train women in how to make jewelry to give them skills that allow them to make some income from home. More importantly, we want to pair up a refugee woman with a new friend who will learn alongside […]
Our recent “Walk and Talk” program was a great success. Over 20 volunteers from local churches joined us to share some exercise, conversation, and much-needed friendship with our refugee friends from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Somalia.
As I watched these women smile and laugh together, I was deeply moved and reminded of my […]
What’s Worse than Dentists and Anthills?
My heart was racing. My hands were cold. I, who most people consider fearless, was terrified. You’re going to laugh at what had me so petrified. It’s not the only thing that scares me. I’m afraid of going to the dentist; I’m afraid of ant hills.
But because I managed […]
1996-2000 Adapting to Change
In the years 1996-2000, Servant Group staff and volunteers learned to adapt, a great quality to possess in any cross-cultural service. In Nashville, that meant a new approach to interfacing with the existing Kurdish community and a new platform for welcoming thousands of those newly arrived. Internationally, that meant responding to […]