The Latin American Concerns Committee calls your attention to two upcoming opportunities for you to become involved with Friends projects relating to Latin America and Latin Americans. The first is a program and dinner on March 23, 2019, in support of the Undocumented Student Scholarship Project of Sacramento Friends Meeting. The second is a one-week Teaching English Experience taking place in Antigua, Guatemala, January 3-11, 2020.
Nine years ago Sacramento Friends Meeting (Quakers) initiated the Undocumented Student Scholarship Project for students at our nearby Sacramento State University. Since that time we have provided scholarships to 28 students in a variety of majors, both undergraduate and graduate. Each scholarship consists of $1000 per year until graduation. Most of the support for the Undocumented Student Scholarship Project has come from donations from individuals and Friends Meetings. Several of our former scholarship recipients have begun to contribute as well.
We hope to see you at the dinner on March 23.
The second opportunity is a one-week Teaching English Experience taking place in Antigua, Guatemala, January 3-11, 2020. This is an opportunity for you to make deep, personal connections and share cultural perspectives while providing English lessons to students supported by the Guatemala Friends Scholarship Program. An optional highland tour is also available. For more information see the attached flier or contact Martha Dugan email@example.com. For the highland tour contact Donna Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teaching English Experience is a soul satisfying week of hard work which is both fun and rewarding. Our students are eager to learn English and your efforts provide them with a chance to experience the joys of one-on-one learning. The only requirements are an open heart, patience and a desire to help a Guatemalan student. The ability to speak a little Spanish and previous teaching experiences are helpful but not necessary.