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EXCO-111: El Centro Volunteer Initiative

Instructors: Zoe Kaplan (any pronouns) & Nina Harris (she/her/hers)

El Centro de Servicios Sociales, INC is a non-profit organization that primarily serves the Latinx immigrant community in Lorain County. The El Centro Volunteer Initiative (ECVI) is comprised of students who develop curriculum, teach English Communication Classes and Citizenship Classes at and fundraise for El Centro. This ExCo will serve as a way for participants to become active members of the ECVI and learn about issues in immigration while building teaching skills, forming personal connections beyond just “volunteer work,” and more. A key component to the ExCo is putting our skills into practice through teaching at El Centro at least 4 times in the semester. Other requirements include: weekly readings, attendance at weekly ExCo meeting, attending an Obies for Undocumented Inclusion Undocu-Ally training, mid-term reflection and final project to benefit the ECVI community. No Spanish-skills are required but an interest in community engagement, teaching and/or immigration is highly encouraged!

Course Application: https://forms.gle/pfhcLYLapoWFiPCJ6

Email: zkaplan@oberlin.edu & nharris@oberlin.edu

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