LIS hosted local organizations for the first annual employment services fair last Thursday. Organizations included CAPI, Project for Pride in Living, Common Bond, and Metro Transit. Students had the chance to speak with representatives about employment opportunities, job training, and housing resources. A big thank you to the organizations that tabled for the fair and we hope to have them return in the near future.
Thanks to Cretin Derham Hall students, Learning in Style School had a sock give away this morning for our students.
Derham Cretin students hosted a sock drive and donated over two hundred pairs of socks to our school.
Thank you students!
Summer School begins June 10 and ends July 3. Four classes will be taught: Alphabet Practice, Writing Skills, Conversation with Books and Citizenship. Classes will be in the morning and there will be two sessions – 9:am to 10:30am and 10:30am to 12:pm. We look forward to seeing our students in the summer.
Michelle Rivero, director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA), spoke with students at LIS about this new office. The OIRA is a part of the Department of Neighborhood and Community Relations in Minneapolis and works to ensure that Minneapolis is a safe and welcoming place for all. The office is in the Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations, and supports the City’s goal to “eliminate disparities so that all Minneapolis can participate and prosper.”
Michelle focused on three topics 1) how the city can respond to the needs of refugees and immigrants 2) resources, mainly legal assistance and how our students can access those resources and 3) informing people who are not immigrants about the issues immigrants and refugees face. A total of 74 students attended the session. Both students and educators were grateful to hear Michelle speak and recognized the importance of this office. We look forward to collaborating further with Michelle and the OIRA.
Learning in Style School will host three events for our students this March. It is a part of our ongoing initiative to introduce students to community organizations that can provide them with help and support.
March 7: Michelle Rivero will inform students about the newly established Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and the services they provide.
March 21: Employment Services Fair (Career Fair) with Project for Pride in Living and CAPI. Other organizations may be joining as well.
And Coming April 26: Book Fair – our first one!