Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Citizenship Instructor

Position Title: Citizenship Instructor

Organization: East African Community Services

Context:

EACS began 10 years ago as an organization that helped African refugees gain American citizenship.  Now, 10 years later, EACS is continuing this mission, while also having expanded to offer more services to its clients. EACS offers assistance with preparing for the naturalization examination by providing written and spoken English tests and exams testing U.S. history and civics.  This class also helps integrate East African refugees into the larger American cultural context.

Work Description

The adult students you will be assisting are almost ready to take the naturalization exam. Your job as a volunteer will be to test students on the 100 civics questions, tutor students through civics-based reading and writing practice, and prepare them for the interview by asking questions from the N-400 form. EACS will provide training and teaching materials for all of the volunteers who commit to teaching citizenship.

Impact

You will be a bridge for refugees as they become acclimated to life in the US.  In some cases, refugees have lived in the US for years, and in others, they arrived only a few months ago.  As such, you will be working with a diverse population of refugees, some with limited English ability and understanding of American culture.  You are in the unique position to assist them as they navigate this important step in their lives.

Supervisor

Name, Email, Phone #

Location: Organization Address

This service learning site is in South Seattle. While it is a bit of a trek from UW, it is also a chance to explore one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation!

alt. transportation

Please contact supervisor if you need more detailed directions.

Ideal Number 6 students

Requirements

Must be 18 years old
Background check required
skills needed

Volunteers who are fluent in both spoken and written English, and preferably have previous tutoring or teaching experience.

Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

flexible?
No, the times above are exact shift times

Notes
You will need to choose specific shifts to work and come to those shifts regularly. You should commit 3-5 hours per week for the duration of the quarter.

Orientation Details

April 9, 2013

Time 3:00 PM

Contact Name, Email, Phone #

Location Your organization’s address

Orientation Notes

Please contact Elizia to schedule an individual orientation if necessary

Location notes
This service learning site is in South Seattle. While it is a bit of a trek from UW, it is also a chance to explore one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation!