Project SHINE at UC
Students Helping In the
Naturalization of Elders
News and Notes
Orientation - January 26, 2011!!!
Faculty Center room 101 - 1pm-3pm
If anyone is interested in Project SHINE please click the link below for information on how to get involved.
If you have any further questions about getting involved do not hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office White Hall 236.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK THE GET INVOLVED LINK DIRECTLY ABOVE!!!
BURMESE REFUGEES IN UTICA *The Mohawk Valley Refugee Center will be processing and resetteling over 200 refugees from the country of Burma (Myanmar). Check out the SHINE bullentin board for more information on Burma and the refugee population.* (You can also visit www.unhcr.org for more information.)
If you have further questions regarding Project SHINE stop by and visit! (Room 236 Miller White Hall)
What we are…
SHINE stands for "Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders." It is a national service-learning initiative currently existing at 19 colleges and universities in 9 cities across the U.S. SHINE builds partnerships among colleges, universities and community-based organizations to benefit older immigrants, refugees and college students, who participate through a service-learning class, Federal Work Study, or as volunteers.
What we do…
SHINE links college students with older refugees and immigrants (50 and older) seeking to learn English and navigate the complex path to U.S. citizenship. In community centers, temples, churches, senior housing and classrooms, students coach or tutor elders in English, helping them become more actively engaged in their communities and teaching the U.S. history and civics needed to pass the citizenship exam.
Here in Central New York, Utica College and Hamilton College partner with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR), the BOCES Utica Access Site, Matt Apartments and the Mohawk Valley Latino Association (MVLA).
Get Involved <Click "Get Involved" for more information