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Early childhood education vocational training graduation

New state rules for ECE 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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Recipes for Refuge Cooking Party & Dinner Series

    ReWA has partnered with Rainier Beach Urban Farm to bring you a series of diverse cooking experiences and delicious dinners. Visit us in the lovely oasis that is the Urban Farm and learn to cook aromatic dishes representative of the home countries of our clients, students, and staff. All proceeds from these unique events will benefit ReWA’s main…

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Honoring Our Mothers

Huong Nguyen is an ESL volunteer with some deep roots with ReWA. Her mother was Emmanuelle Chi Dang, and you may recognize her portrait from the ReWA lobby. “My mother was an English teacher in Vietnam. She was a very active person, so after she resettled in Seattle, she had a vision to help Vietnamese refugees. Many of them had…

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Navigating the road to Citizenship

  “Congratulations on receiving your Green Card!” “Abdi” had waited four years to hear these words, anxiously checking his mail box and repeatedly meeting with his ReWA immigration attorney, Oksana. Abdi and his family arrived from Somalia as refugees in 2014 and after one year he was eligible to apply for a Green Card. But a process that usually takes…

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ReWA Awards Youth Scholarship

In December, ReWA’s Youth Program awarded $500 scholarships to eight students. Over winter break, Youth Program staff and students celebrated the winners at a Youth Social. At the awards ceremony, one of the scholarship recipients, pictured here, shared wisdom with younger students, inspiring them to persevere in the face of obstacles and hold fast to their dreams. The scholarship recipients…

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