The CFCP is working with Sagal Radio and the Clarkston Community Center to help East African refugees - now New Americans - and their Atlanta neighbors collaborate to create on-air, on-line, and on-stage productions promoting health and cultural competency in their community. HEARMe, or Health Education via Airwaves for Refugees, melds African storytelling with American dramedy. Listeners learn from the struggles and triumphs of realistic characters, written and voiced by community members in their own languages, as they work to become healthy, integrated members of their metro Atlanta community. The HEARMe project is funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson and Benton Foundations. Click here to visit the official HEARMe site.
With support from the Met Life Foundation and the Center for Intergenerational Learning at Temple University, the CFCP participated in a three-site study designed to build the capacity of community-based organizations to engage older immigrants in a wide range of community service and civic engagement activities. The overall goal of the proposed initiative is to increase the awareness, knowledge, and capacity of community organizations to engage older immigrants in meaningful civic roles that benefit immigrant and mainstream communities as well as older immigrants themselves.
Project SHINE (Students Helping in Naturalization and English) is a service-learning program that links Emory students with refugees and immigrants who are trying to learn English, become U.S. citizens or succeed in school. SHINE volunteers function as tutors or teacher's assistants in English as a Second Language classes, citizenship preparation classes, or after school programs. SHINE participants select the organization and volunteer times that work with their schedule and commit to volunteer once per week for an entire semester for approximately 2 hours each week. Project SHINE partners with five different community organizations in Atlanta, and SHINE volunteers are able to select the site and the class time when they would like to volunteer. Click here to learn more about Project SHINE and each of our community partners.