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Announcements brought to you by Cultural Bridges of St. Joseph, a volunteer-run organization and committee of Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization. We are dedicated to ease your transition into our community.
Check this space to make announcements that especially apply to our Refugee Neighbors in St. Joseph as well as those whose first language is other than English. Please tell your family and neighbors about this information.
Homework Helpers and English as a Second Language
We also partner with the College of St. Benedict. Student volunteers as well as community volunteers act as tutors to those students K-12 who need assistance and don’t have English-speaking help at home or a quiet space to study. Tutors must complete a background review and related screening procedures before offering such assistance.
- Homework Helpers will again assist K-12 students with their teachers’ homework assignments during the fall 2018 semester. Help sessions will be offered from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These sessions will be in the Henrietta Academic Building on the campus of the College of St. Benedict. Go south on College Avenue past the student dormitories on the right and take the first right turn onto the campus. Henrietta Hall is behind the dorms on the right of the parking lot.
- Parents must complete a permission form for students seeking assistance. An enrollment session for parents, their students and tutors will be from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the Henrietta Academic Building.
And don’t forget…
- Beginning Sept. 10, morning ESL classes will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Spirituality Center. Go west on Minnesota Street to the Third Street entrance to the College of St. Benedict and turn right at the stop sign then take the first left. The building is across from the large garage.
- Evening classes will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Lower Level of St. Joseph Catholic School (formerly All Saints Academy). This is next to Heritage Hall where you were assessed.
We are excited to work with you and welcome you to our community. If you have any questions, please contact Dianne DeVargas at 320-345-0593. Please share this message with other refugees and immigrants you know who live in St. Joseph.