Language is a doorway

Language is a doorway

We welcome refugees through programs that overcome language barriers and honor cultural diversity.

Refugee Language Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Amarillo, Texas. We use language as a doorway to welcome displaced people for the flourishing of the community and the glory of God.

A diverse Amarillo

Hundreds of displaced people
find their way to Amarillo every year
from all around the world.

A diverse Amarillo

Hundreds of displaced people
find their way to Amarillo every year
from all around the world.

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Language Internship

Open for applications!

Learn to use your language knowledge to impact your community. 5–15 paid hours per week, including a Wednesday morning interpreting class and a practical service track. Get your name on the list today!

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This Sunday, June 23rd, is the 4th annual Panhandle Refugee Celebration in honor of World Refugee Day. Come out to @trinityfellowship -Eastridge (1706 Evergreen) from 6-8 PM and enjoy food, music, games and a celebration of the many refugee communities that call Amarillo home. RLP will have a selfie photo booth this year, so stop by, say hello and snap a photo! The reptile truck, dunk tank, storybridge book trailer, refugee art show, soccer and volleyball games, kite flying and many other fun activities will be happening, so come check it out! Lots of people across many organizations come together to make this event possible, including @amarillomuseumofart @eastridge_mission_center @theplaceamarillo @amarillosymphony @cctxp @storybridgeama @hillsideonline North Grand Campus @discoverycenter @cityofamarillo Department of Public Health amarilloisd and others (please tag groups I may have missed in the comments!) See you Sunday! ...

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Spending the afternoon editing the back translation of The Unbeatable Uwimana, due out this Fall with illustrations by @kaatoony ...

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Our biannual print newsletter is about to be printed and mailed! If you want on the mailing list, send your address in a DM. Not to fret, the digital version will be in your inbox, but paper is 🪄magical 🪄, so go ahead and getcha one. ...

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This Saturday, you are invited to join us at the RLP Park Party! Bring a picnic blanket and invite your refugee friends to join us for watermelon, hot dogs, hamburgers and some friendly games of soccer and volleyball. It`s an easy first step in meeting your immigrant neighbors this summer! See you at Ellwood Park on Saturday from 6-8 PM! ...

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Thank you so much to @amarilloarea for awarding RLP a discretionary grant to help us launch our Language Intern Program as a way to produce qualified Community Interpreters that benefit refugee communities in our city. We are honored to be recipients and are excited to have such generous partners that help us use language as a doorway! ...

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We are looking for a full-time Coordinator for our Interpreting and Translation Services. This position is responsible for scheduling contract interpreters, responding to the requests of partner organizations, onboarding new interpreters, overseeing language interns, and interpreting for Burmese language(s) as needed. If someone you know might be a good fit, please share the job posting! Link to job description and application in bio. ...

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Tonight is Refugee 101! You can still come join us last minute, just email John and let him know you plan to join. Learn about how we welcome displaced people, why it matters, and how to get involved! ...

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Next week is Refugee 101! Email John to register and come learn about how we welcome displaced people, why it matters, and how to get involved! ...

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Check out this snapshot from our ESL class recently! You can see more of our latest pictures and hear updates by reading our e-newsletter that went out last week! Link in bio. ...

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May 2024 - They Just Want to Keep Dancing - This month`s newsletter has lots of good stuff - the DHDC Afghan exhibit, a new storybook for sale and a job posting at RLP! Read at the link in bio. ...

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Today is the day! Hawa’s Lament is officially available for purchase! Head over to our storefront (link in bio) to snag a copy and support our continued efforts to collect the life stories of refugees in Amarillo and tell them in a way that honors the cultures and experiences of displaced people. #HawasLament #languageisadoorway ...

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Dari is the variety of Persian most widely spoken in Afghanistan. Designing and editing a book that uses Persian script and reads right to left was a new adventure for our team, but turned out beautifully! Tomorrow you can buy a copy of your own! #HawasLament #onemoresleep ...

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Just 3 days left until `Hawa`s Lament` arrives! Are you counting down the minutes with us? #HawasLament ...

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Did you know that Hawa is the traditional Arabic name for the Biblical and Qur`anic figure Eve? The original storyteller did not want her name disclosed, so we settled on Hawa as a beautiful substitute, reflecting the fact that her experience echoes the sorrows and joys of so many Afghan women. #4moredays #HawasLament ...

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5 more days… we can’t wait to share this treasure with you! #HawasLament ...

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Only 6 days left until you can hold `Hawa`s Lament` in your hands! Are you ready to join Hawa on her extraordinary journey? #6daysleft #HawasLament ...

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7 days until the release of `Hawa`s Lament`! Check out this beautiful illustration by artist N.N. (name withheld for security reasons) depicting the wedding of a young bride. Prepare to be swept away by the poignant storytelling and captivating artwork that brings Hawa’s words to life. #HawasLament #OneWeekToGo ...

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Lament - n. A passionate expression of grief or sorrow… Hawa’s life story is more than a personal lament, it is an emotional and haunting story about the tragic history of a people. 8 days left until you can add Hawa`s Lament to your bookshelf! #HawasLament ...

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