Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim
Luis Marcos ~ email@example.com
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4513 South 32nd St., Omaha, NE 68107 ~ www.pixanixim.org
Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim is an organization of the Mayan community in Omaha, Nebraska. We welcome volunteers and students from all backgrounds who are open to working together to build a stronger Omaha Community.
Opportunities available include providing childcare during our Adult Education
classes and tutoring youth (grade school to high school) Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. There are also opportunities to teach English and Spanish literacy,
Drivers Education, and Citizenship courses (each of these requires a semester long commitment). Our Adult Education program seeks to provide participatory learning during which all involved can be friends, teachers, and students at the same time.
Spanish, Q’anjob’al recommended but not necessary.
Literacy Center for the Midlands
Pierre Sagitteh ~ (402) 342-7323 ~ firstname.lastname@example.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.
Omaha Together One Community – OTOC
Allison Latenser ~ (402) 344-4401 ~ email@example.com
3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, NE 68131 ~ www.otoc.org
OTOC is a broad-based multiethnic and interfaith community organizing effort.
Member institutions work to create positive change through collective action and seeking accountability in the public arena.
Current issues include: working to increase access to summer enrichment programs
for children; education pertaining to the need for comprehensive and humane immigration
reform at the national level; working with refugee leaders to identify and address issues affecting families; improving how the City of Omaha enforces housing and building codes to assure integrity of housing; and working to rethink how the City of Omaha trains people for jobs.
Southern Sudan Community Association (SSCA)
Ann Marie Kudlacz ~ (402) 554-0759 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
3610 Dodge St, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68131 ~ www.sscaomaha.info
SSCA Omaha is looking for volunteers to assist refugees from Bhutan,
Burma, and Southern Sudan. Volunteer opportunities include assisting refugees
with learning basic English, cultural orientation, employment readiness training, and first friends (family mentoring). Opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm (Individuals and groups mentoring a refugee family may meet after 4:30pm or on weekends). SSCA also has clerical, office, and community outreach volunteer opportunities available.
We can accommodate groups of 1-30+ volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time service. No special skills are required.
Arabic, Bhutanese Burmese, Karen, Nepali, Nuer languages recommended but not necessary.