Posts Tagged ‘mentor’

Wide and Narrow Windows

This Saturday Jen will wave goodbye to her best friend Seng as she moves to Iowa. Seng and her family are Kachin people from Myanmar, resettled to Amarillo in 2011. Seng and Jen met in 2017 at RLP’s initial run of Table Talk at Margaret Wills Elementary School (pictured above). What started as an awkward,…

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Karen Exhibit at DHDC

We are thrilled to announce that our local science museum – The Don Harrington Discovery Center – has just opened the first of what promises to be a series of exhibits highlighting different ethnic groups that call Amarillo home.  Don’t miss your chance to experience an immersive exhibit highlighting the music, food, traditions, and agricultural contributions of the…

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Are you “mentor material”?

Bailie participated in our zoom call “From Amarillo to Afghanistan: How Can We Help?” and then attended a volunteer meeting. She put her name and contact information down on the sign up paper, and received a call a few days later from our mentorship coordinator, Jennifer. Jen walked her through a brief training and then decided to pair her with a Chin woman from Burma.

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Imminent Arrivals

Connect in a mentorship

We are currently supporting the efforts of local resettlement agencies as they resettle over 200 Afghans like David in Amarillo before January. These families and individuals need friends who will step up and be a consistent, familiar face to help them figure out how to thrive in a new place.

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Ties that Bind Us: Sisters and Stories

I’ve recently been able to witness two separate interviews involving three different sets of sisters. These sets of sisters—who walk through life together, enduring hardships, encouraging each other, and striving for one success together—are beautiful reminders of the treasures of having community and support in every part of the journey.

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Get Involved This Summer

Now that we’re settled into our office, we’re enrolling refugees at a pace we’ve never seen! Refugees around our city are eager to jump back into classrooms and mentorships. Would you consider getting involved in some way over the summer?

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