|►||African Studies Minor|
|►||Resources for Teachers|
The African Studies Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to engage in community-based learning. The African Studies Program has been reaching out and forging partnerships with local African communities and African and Africa related organizations. These partnerships foster a broader and richer understanding of the social, economic and political challenges that Africans face in the greater Seattle area and in Africa itself, and of the potentials for addressing those challenges.
Examples of previous experiential learning projects include:
The African Studies Program is delighted to work with students and faculty to support their specific interests in getting involved, developing partnerships, and arranging academic credit. If you’re interested in experiential learning, please contact the African Studies Program Office by telephone 206-616-0998 or by email email@example.com. Another way to get involved is to participate in IE3 Global Internships, many of which are located in Africa.
7054 32nd Ave. S, Suite 207, Seattle WA 98118
www.eastafricancs.org | Tel: (206)721-1119 | Fax: (206) 760-7735
Carrie Walther, Education and Volunteer Coordinator
East African Community Services is an inclusive organization that is dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life of refugees and their families in King County, while at the same time encouraging clients to preserve their diverse cultural heritage. EACS brings together members from the major sectors of the East African refugee community and serves more than 1,000 clients annually. Recent years have seen extensive growth at the agency, including a 300% increase in the operating budget since 2006 and diversified programs with dedicated staff.
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities:
- After-School Tutoring
- Computer Literacy Instructor
- ESL Talk-Time Facilitator
- Citizenship Instructor
- Administrative Support
How to Apply: Send your resume and statement of interest to the Volunteer and Education Coordinator, Carrie Walther, with your position preference and availability.
433 Minor Avenue N., Suite 100, Seattle WA 98109
www.refugeechildren.net | Tel: (206) 694-5700
Since 1980 the Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program has provided safe haven to refugee children who are resettling alone in the United States. Through our program, children are welcomed by foster families who have made a long-term commitment to their care. We serve children, primarily teenagers, from countries throughout Asia, Africa and Central America. The children come to the U.S. without families as 'unaccompanied minor' refugees or asylum seekers. they have left behind war, persecution or instability that separated them from their families. We have cared for refugee children from Burma, Bhutan, Sudan, Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Honduras and Guatemala in recent years. The youth are placed in long-term foster care until they complete their schooling or turn 21 years old. Refugee youth tend to be education-oriented and want to improve their lives through opportunities available in the U.S. The program provides supportive services to make a child's placement successful and prepare the child to live independently as an adult.
|African Studies Program|
|University of Washington|
|419 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|Ben Gardner / Chair|
|Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell|