Welcoming and Integrating Families into Our Community
Community Circles: Gathering together in common language groups, Circles provide families the space to share their experiences, knowledge, and resources with each other. Working collectively to support each other in attaining individual goals, families assume leadership roles and determine steps needed to move forward.
Computer Classes: Teach the basics of computer anatomy & website navigation for families. Then, it progresses to using operating programs (Word, Excel, etc.) as well as email.
Speaker Series: Community professionals are invited to speak with families to provide resources of interest and topic-specific information with interpretation provided. Interests expressed by families drive the speaker & topic selection. One to two events in the series are offered monthly.
World of Wellness
World of Wellness: A building block of all program components, providing families with resources and information to support the health of their families in America is included within each program. Additional “Wellness Week” challenges engage families in trying new fitness experiences and evaluating eating habits.
Family Story Time
This class is for kids ages 4-11 years. include: listening to the story, reading a short story, and making arts/crafts together.
A program for high school students grade 9th-12th providing peer support for students as they navigate school, life, friend and work toward their goals.
Weekly conversational ESL events with cross-cultural experiences are open for families to join together from their kitchens or living rooms to review and learn English. Some shared activities include cooking, sewing, and geography activities enjoyed with native English speaking volunteers.
More About Hawra
She currently holds an associate degree in Surgical Technology and is continuing her education in the health field. Hawra has been with Catholic Charities since October 2019. She enjoys learning new ways to help our families become more successful.
More about Russol
Russol holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from her country, Iraq. Russol has been with Catholic Charities in her current position since October 2019. She enjoys working with families to help them to improve their lives.
More about Everlyne
Everlyne is from Kenya and has lived in Albuquerque for many years where she worked as a professional Athlete. She studied International Business at the University of Toledo where she was a member of Rockets cross country and Track and Field. Everlyne Loves working with people to improve their lives and reach their goals, spending time with her daughters, friend and volunteer work. At Catholic Charities, Everlyne is excited to continue learning and growing working with a very dedicated team.
More about Parwin
Parwin is a newcomer specialist at Albuquerque Public Schools. She has been interpreting and translating for Catholic Charities programs since 2017. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in management field. She loves switching languages, translating English into Dari and Dari into English. She translates English documents into Dari to keep her mother tongue reading and writing alive. She enjoys working with her community and making them feel strong.