Wednesday, January 30, 2008

January tutoring hours

It's time to report your tutoring hours for January. Please don't forget to include your student's name along with the number of hours you tutored in January.

Please, oh, please, oh, please, oh your hours to me no later than February 6. you can send your information to me via email:


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Can you help a Burmese family?

The following message is from Genevieve Cruz, the Community Outreach Coordinator at Ecumenical Refugee Service in Denver:

I'm just putting the word out that I have a family of nine coming Feb. 13th and I'm looking for bunk beds. I'd really like two sets if I can get them. Please keep me in mind if you run across twin beds as well. I can use bedding for this size bed.

This is going to be a tough case so I'm looking for all the help I can get. The family doesn't have a sponsor so I'm really depending on my Interns and Volunteers. Anyone wanting to help me with this case, please contact me as soon as you can. We have less then a month before they arrive. I can use people to help with the set-up of the home. Grocery shop, moving furniture and most important transportation.

I also need someone to gather boxes for moving.

Blessing...thanks in advance,

Genevieve Cruz
Ecumenical Refugee& Immigration Services

Friday, January 25, 2008

A glimpse of Burmese camp life

So many of you are working with Burmese refugees, I continue to look for good resources that will help you as you help your student.

Reporter Paula Bock, of the Seattle Times, was haunted by her experiences in the camps on the Thai-Burmese border. She later went on to publish an article detailing her time with Burmese refugees. Photographer Tom Reese put together a stunning photo essay to accompany the story, as well.

For the photo essay, click here.

For a basic audio guide for pronunciation of Burmese words used in the story, click here.

For the article, click here. Click on "Begin the journey" and you'll see several introductory slides and then the text of the article. It is beautifully written and well worth the time it takes to read it.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Want more training??


Sponsored by Literacy Coalition of Colorado and
The Colorado Department of Education
at Focus Points Family Resource Center
3532 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80205

February 8th and 9th, 2008
Friday and Saturday
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
8:45 am - 1:15 pm Workshop Sessions/Lunch Provided
NOTE: Concurrent sessions will be offered on both days. Participants may attend Friday OR Saturday OR both days.

Please fax or email the information below to:
Focus Points/Open Book
ATTN: Brooke Wagenseller
Contact Brooke for a schedule ofconference sessions
Fax: 303-293-9386

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