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Mercy Housing's new Gardner House in Mt. Baker neighborhood provides services in Allen Family Center

ReWA joins Mercy Housing complex

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is partnering with Mercy Housing to provide services in the Allen Family Center, located in Gardner House in Southeast Seattle’s Mt. Baker neighborhood. Together with Childcare Resources and Mary’s Place also onsite, ReWA will connect families living in the new Gardner House to community resources.  For more information visit Allen Family Center.   

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ESL teacher on youtube video inviting students for a phone chat

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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ReWA's new expansion during February 2019 snows.

ReWA Staff Work Remotely (updated 7.15.20)

ReWA’s Early Learning Centers (Rainier Valley, Beacon Hill and Lake City) reopened July 1.  For updated information call: Rainier Valley (MLK) and Beacon Hill (206) 723-3304 Lake City: (206) 743-8559 Kent,  SeaTac and Rainier Valley (MLK) – limited opening by 8/1 and by appointment only. ESL classes: Teachers are using a distance learning, online video conferencing and phone calls to…

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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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Two men with arms around their shoulders, for Census 2020: for our present and our future

ReWA partners with Census 2020

ReWA partners with Census 2020 so refugee communities get counted! In the last Census, the under-count cost King County hundreds of millions in federal funding. This year, ReWA is partnering with Census 2020 to make sure historically under-counted refugee and immigrant communities get their fair share of resources for education, housing, transportation, and more. On March 12, the Census 2020 form will be…

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