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Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART)

Educational Opportunity Center

IWCC Adult Education and Literacy Program

Literacy Center for the Midlands

Southern Sudan Community Association (SSCA)

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Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART)

Shannon Linehan ~ (703)244-1143 ~ BensonRefugeeTF@gmail.com
www.BensonRefugeetf.com

The Benson Area Refugee Task Force, BART, is a group of volunteers from Benson who works with refugees. We provide Citizenship, Computer, Health, and English Classes to Refugees. We also watch the children of our adult students during class. Furthermore, we have drives throughout the year, and several Clothing Closets for refugee families. We are always trying to think of new ways to help the refugee communities succeed. Since we are entirely volunteer based, we need volunteers for everything that we do.
Knowledge of Karen, Kachin, Nepali, or Burmese languages would be incredibly helpful.

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Educational Opportunity Center

John Gallion Jr. 402-280-3302 ~ johngallion@creighton.edu
Judge Elizabeth Pittman Building, 2002 Burt Street, Omaha NE 68178 ~ www.creighton.edu/eop/eoc

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is one of the five federally grant funded TRIO programs at Creighton University under the Department of Education. Creighton’s EOC program provides counseling & information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. We also provide services to improve the financial & economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, & to assist in the application process. EOC needs volunteers to assist with the daily workflow of our office. This may include data entry, filing, copying, & other duties assigned such as tutoring. Call or email for more information.
Spanish speaking recommended, but not necessary.

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IWCC Adult Education and Literacy Program

Terri Amaral ~ 712-325-3267 ~ jd@incommoncd.org

Volunteers are often needed to work with adults enrolled in the program. Opportunities include working with beginning – advanced level ESL students in the areas of conversation, reading and writing. Day and evening opportunities are available. Call for additional information.

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Literacy Center for the Midlands

Pierre Sagitteh ~ (402) 342-7323 ~ psagitteh@midlandsliteracy.org 
1823 Harney St., Suite 204, Omaha, NE  68102 ~ www.midlandsliteracy.org

The mission of the Literacy Center for the Midlands is to empower adults and families by helping them acquire the literacy skills and practices necessary to be active and contributing members of their communities. Volunteers attend an hour information orientation and are trained to work with a small group of Literacy Center Students or on a one-to-one tutoring basis. Although we have more of a need for long-term volunteers, we welcome one-time volunteers as well. No special skills or knowledge of other languages are required. Services are offered on several locations including the South Omaha Library; La Vista Public Library; Millard Public Library, and inCOMMON on Park Avenue.

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Southern Sudan Community Association (SSCA)

Marni Newell ~ (402) 554-0759 ~ mnewell@sscaomaha.org
3610 Dodge St, Suite 100, Omaha, NE  68131 ~ www.sscaomaha.info

SSCA Omaha is a refugee resettlement agency that provides initial and ongoing services and programs to refugees beginning new lives in the United States. We host on-site programs that promote cultural competence and self-sufficiency. Our volunteers have the opportunity to interact with refugees from countries such as South Sudan, Sudan, Burma, Bhutan, and many more. Volunteer opportunities include assistance in our English or Employment Classes, tutoring American history, government, and civics for those students eligible to take the naturalization test, and mentoring a newly arrived refugee family through our First Friends program. Clerical and community outreach volunteer opportunities are also available. The bulk of our opportunities are Monday through Friday, anytime between 9:30am and 4:30pm, though we are happy to cater to varying availabilities and volunteer interests. (Individuals and groups mentoring a refugee family may meet after 4:30pm or on weekends).
We can accommodate groups of 1-15 volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time service. No special skills are required. Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, Nuer languages are a nice surprise, but not necessary.

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