In early 2016, an eclectic, diverse group of individuals got talking about refugees being settled in Indianapolis. A group of teachers teaching ‘English as Second Language’, international students living in Indianapolis, and other volunteers began noticing English was still a struggle for refugees, even those who have lived here a couple of years. Further, many were lonely and struggling to assimilate.
Our core team of volunteers were Muslim, Buddhists, and Christians working together for the refugee community to learn English. A beautiful thing!
We began renting out a clubhouse at an apartment complex on the west side of Indianapolis, where a large number of refugees live. We rented out this clubhouse to put together an event that we called, “English Club”; We sang songs, provided a meal, brought donated clothing and household items, and provided English lessons.
As a Christian organization, we believe in building bridges for relationships and providing ‘interfaith compassion’ for refugees. Our services are expanding and our capacity is growing.
Check back soon. Our story is still being written!