Each year, tens-of-thousands of refugees are granted entry into the United States. They work with a resettlement agency to find safe and affordable housing, register their kids for school, apply for a social security number, and find English language training. Locally, DMACC provides non-credit ESL classes, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) classes, and citizenship classes at Walnut Creek Downtown.
Fall 2017 evening classes run from November 7 to December 14. Volunteers from Walnut Creek are responsible for childcare during the Tuesday/Thursday evening classes from 6-9pm. If you'd like to help with childcare during ESL/HiSET classes, please click the link below. You must be able to pass a background check.
Good Neighbor Program
Our Good Neighbor Program connects members of Walnut Creek Church to immigrant students from DMACC for the purpose of friendship, support, and spiritual guidance. Before and after evening classes at Walnut Creek Downtown, DMACC students have the opportunity to sign up for our Good Neighbor program. They’ll fill out a brief questionnaire and based on that information, we will pair them up with an individual or family from Walnut Creek. Folks from Walnut Creek who have signed up to be a Good Neighbor will then contact their new DMACC friend and think of fun ways to connect with them.
We see these Good Neighbor teams as a way to bless immigrants and a platform to share the wonderful hope that we have in Christ. You are encouraged to get together with your neighbor at least twice a month for six months. We will host monthly game nights at the church in order to build community and provide something easy to invite your neighbor to.
General Welcome Volunteers
It takes a lot of administration, communication, and coordination to make our Welcome Ministries work. If you're interested in helping with planning, marketing, or communications, please contact Matt Crummy at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your interest and skills.