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Community Engagement Programs

English Tutor

Hablar Para Integrar (HA.P.I)

Mission

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About the Internship

Duties:

Join us in the classroom and grow with us! We are looking for SHARP, RIGOROUS & CREATIVE USL INTERNS! This is a HANDS-ON internship with a DIRECT, visible impact within your local community.

You will train in a unique method in which personal connection and immediate action are the driving force. Your main role will be to provide one-on-one tutoring and contribute to the progress of our hard-working Latino adult students on a daily basis. Your duties will include:
- consistently honing your English grammar knowledge in order to answer student questions accurately
- promoting the Help Desk in classrooms and reassuring students who need help
- greeting and welcoming students to the Help Desk
- providing one-on-one tutoring, helping with homework assignments, answering questions about class topics
- assisting, guiding and ushering students during special events such as Registration Day, Graduation and Class Photo Day
- setting-up the HA.P.I Help Desk with signage, materials and various other admin tasks in preparation of students coming in for help
- helping to distribute flyers and hanging posters during student & staff recruitment

Population Served:

Population Served:
HA.P.I is an intensive educational and cultural integration program specifically designed for non-English speaking, low-income, low-education Latino adults in Arizona.

Community Need:

Community Need:
Because of the language, income and education barriers, our population is:
- economically marginalized as they only qualify for the lowest paying jobs - those that don’t require English - which prevents them from adequately providing for their families
- unable to be involved in their children’s education because they cannot help with homework or communicate with their children’s teachers
- struggling with parental authority as they are unaware of what their English-speaking children read, write, watch and listen to and cannot monitor their interactions with other children and adults
- socially marginalized as they remain in their limited, Spanish-speaking community, preventing integration into the Arizona community
- 100% dependent in any daily life interactions on their English-speaking children or translators (for ex: at doctor’s office, parent-teacher conferences, legal situations, etc.)

Community Impact:

Community Impact:
HA.P.I's unique integration method enables students to break down barriers and experience a significant transformation as they rapidly learn to:
- communicate directly with supervisors, co-workers and customers, allowing them to get better jobs and higher pay, moving them out of poverty, giving them access to safer neighborhoods, higher quality nutrition, healthcare and education for their families
- communicate with teachers, help with homework and fully participate in their children’s education
- regain their parental authority, strengthening the cohesive family unit
- develop a sense of belonging and participate in their neighborhood activities and schools, as a first step to wider civic engagement
- reclaim their independence as adults enabling them to freely interact in English, and become self-sufficient