Category: ESL

ReWA's zoom graduation ceremony for early childhood education certificate

Volunteers needed to Get out the Vote!

We have a critical election on November 3rd. (Register to Vote here !) This will be the first time voting for many newly naturalized citizens who’ve taken citizenship classes at ReWA. Please join us in getting the word out to our clients. ReWA is recruiting 7-8 volunteers who can speak/write Vietnamese, Somali, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, or Russian. Volunteers will: Use…

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childcare training graduation

Starting Careers in Childcare

                  Congratulations to the 12 graduates of the Early Childhood Education Initial Certificate course who completed a year of academic studies in partnership with North Seattle College and attended the first ever graduation ceremony online on August 19th.  Salwa is one of these graduates. Since completing ReWA’s ChildCare Basics training course last…

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ESL teacher's finger pointing to mailed homework packet

ESL online: bridging the digital divide

ReWA’s ESL Coordinator, Yuliya Matyushkina, doesn’t usually make house-calls, but last week she did. Wearing a face mask and social distancing, she visited several adult English learners to help them learn to use a laptop for English classes. ReWA’s six classrooms in Seattle, Kent and SeaTac, reach over 200 students each year. English learners come from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Afghanistan,…

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Early childhood education vocational training graduation

Preschool Teacher Training

Last month, ReWA’s Kent classroom was host to a dozen students proudly displaying their diploma in Child Care Basics, the first step in a career in early childhood education. Florence held her diploma and smiled, proudly. “I have 40 years of experience teaching, but without credentials it was difficult to get a job.” ReWA program coordinator, Sara Cooley said, “Our…

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Remembering Roz Schuessler

Volunteer ESL teacher and a rare bloom When Belkis arrived at her Tuesday night ReWA ESL class, she collapsed into a chair with a sigh. Sitting around the U-shaped table with other classmates, her hair dripped with rain and her face was weary from a long day as a commercial painter — one of her three jobs. But her eyes…

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