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Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program

Listing Last Update: September 7, 2018


3672B Arsenal Street
Saint Louis, MO 63116

Primary Contact

Julie Fox

(314) 771-1104

Educational services

  • English language
  • Volunteer at a Program

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Program Overview

Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program volunteers provide basic English and practical living skill education to isolated immigrant and refugee women and men in the community. Students cannot attend standard English classes due to transportation, job schedules, child care, medical or trauma issues. Volunteer teachers provide one-on-one instruction that includes speaking, reading, and writing English weekly in two 1-hour sessions. Their work is focused on achieving the student's personal goals that may include employment, citizenship, or basic communication skills. Volunteers receive complete lesson plans, books, workbooks, supplies, evaluation tools, and ongoing staff support.

In 2017, 350 students received our in-home services from 365 volunteers during 13,208 hours of teaching. This was a 65% increase in services over 2016! Twenty students passed their citizenship tests.

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.

Our Vision: Immigrants and refugees will know the power of language, the gift of friendship and the joy of independence.

Cost info: IRWP services are provided at no cost to our students.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

IRWP has served students from over 70 countries around the world.

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