Help East African immigrant and refugee youth succeed in school. Horn of Africa Services (HOAS) is seeking volunteers to tutor youth from East African countries (Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea).
Most of the tutoring involves helping the students (grades 2–12) with their homework from school. The evening tutoring program takes place at HOAS’s office in southeast Seattle on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
They also have a second program in north Seattle on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Volunteers just need to commit to one evening per week. For more information, contact jamiem@hoas.org, or www.hoas.org.

3rd Annual Candidates Forum

The Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees & Communities of Color (CIRCC) will host a candidates forum at the Eritrean Community Center in Seattle, located at 1528 Valentine Pl. S. Seattle, WA 98144 on Saturday, October 11th from 12 PM to 3 PM followed by a reception with food and drink.

The event is free and open to the public.
Members of our communities will meet candidates, raise important issues facing our communities, and have the chance to directly ask candidates their questions.
Candidates will present their views on these issues and how they will address them.

For our 3rd annual candidate’s forum, we are broadening our political scope by hosting candidates from federal and state legislative races as well as judicial races.

UW School of Social Work Event Series on Immigration & Labor rights

This UW Social Work series joins the historic struggle for labor justice by exploring the intersections among immigration and labor rights and creating space to make connections with organizations working on labor and immigrant rights in Seattle area.

labor event

April 30th marks the start of series that lasts for a month and SWIA will also participate in tabling prior to panel discussion! come and meet us!

April 30th: 5pm to 7pm at SSW Room 305
Global → ←Local: Linking global immigration and labor issues to local experiences

Panelists: Robert Beiser (Seattle Against Slavery) , Maggie Cheng (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project), Danielle Friedman (Community Alliance for Global Justice)

With invited organizations, we will explore how policies and practices under a globalized economy impact immigrant workers in our local communities.Learn how we can take action as individual &/or social worker to advocate for immigrant workers & make meaningful impact at local, societal and global level.

Come and check out subsequent sessions, all of which will incorporate immigrant labor pieces!