EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO IMMIGRANT FAMILIES DUE TO COVID-19
A number of our local organizations serving the immigrant and refugee communities (including Doors to Hope) have identified families and individuals who are not eligible for government support such as stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, and who cannot find relief through other established efforts.
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Classes are suspended but we are available to our families
To ensure the safety of our staff, students and volunteers, the Doors to Hope building is not open for in-person classes. Tutoring (K-12), ESL classes and Computer Literacy program is available online. Contact Gabby at firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp for help and Sophie via WhatsApp.
Most importantly, reach out to us for information about resources to contact for assistance with food, rent, utilities, etc.
Now more than ever, the need to continue to provide the tools students need to empower themselves to access resources, participate fully in the community and to break the cycle of violence and poverty. We can’t do it without YOU!
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Doors to Hope is seeking a Spanish-speaking female instructor to teach our “life-changing” Computer Literacy Program for Women.
The program teaches basics in using a computer (i.e., creating an email address, writing a resume, properly using Google, and taking care of a computer). As part of our partnership with Louisville’s Digital Inclusion Plan, students will also use the Google Applied Digital Skills videos. All women who complete the course are provided a free second hand laptop through this partnership.
The Computer Literacy Instructor at Doors to Hope will:
- Teach 2 days per week, for a total of 4 hours per class
- Have “office hours” at least once per week to provide extra help or opportunities for students to make up missed work
- Be responsible for maintaining the computer lab–updating computers, running scans, helping volunteers who need to use computers, etc.
- Write/edit lesson plans to prepare for class
Some of the components of class:
- Learning the parts of a computer
- How to take care of a computer (updates and antivirus especially)
- Typing practice
- Using Google effectively
- Creating a Googe account
- Writing and sending emails
- Creating a resume
- How to be safe online
For more information or to apply for this opportunity, contact Gabby at email@example.com or by calling (502) 384-4673
Doors to Hope opens learning opportunities, encourages community involvement and engages in advocacy for immigrant women and families.
English as a Second Language Monday through Thursday
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After School Tutoring
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Computer Literacy Program
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Meet the staff
Sr. Brenda Gonzales
Sr. Brenda Gonzales, SCN is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She earned her Bachelors degree in Health & Physical Education from Radford (College) University and Masters in Religious Education from LaSalle University.
She spent 30 years teaching K-college, worked in Campus Ministry in Diocese of Brownsville, TX, Loyola University Chicago and Spalding University and for five years, ministered in Belize, Central America;
She most recently completed ten years of leadership for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
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Bernadette “Bernie” Mudd-White has over 30 years experience in Marketing with several of those years working with non-profits and donor management. Bernie comes to Doors to Hope with a desire to provide the educational opportunities that can lead individuals to reach their full potential and be the change they want in this world.
Gabby studied at the University of Louisville where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Spanish. Throughout her time at UofL, she was able to study abroad in both Costa Rica and Brazil, improving her Spanish language skills and knowledge of Latin American cultures. She is passionate about the power of education and helping our Latinx community.
Some of our volunteers
Margaret Ball • Sr. Barbara Bir, OSU • Cecile Chandler • Thomas Fogarty • Felix Garza, SCNA • Joan Hans • Sr. Carol Kaucic, SCN • Br. John Shaughnessy • Carole Sutton • David Vetter