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English Classes

At the Arab American Learning Center-Dallas, adult Arab refugees and immigrants can learn and practice English skills through our three level ESL program that meet twice a week. Students practice speaking, reading, listening, writing, and grammar in lessons that prepare them for employment and every day life. English conversation classes are also offered twice a week to help students grow in their confidence of speaking English in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Childcare is provided for all classes.

Job Search Assistance

Since much of the financial government assistance for refugees and immigrants is provided for only a few months after arrival, employment is the number one need that refugees have to gain financial independence in the U.S.  The Arab-American Learning Center-Dallas offers assistance with resume writing and job hunting information to support refugees and immigrants seeking employment. 

Legal Services

Once a month, the Arab-American Learning Center-Dallas offers free one-time legal consultation to refugees and immigrants seeking legal assistance from a licensed immigration attorney. Immigrants and refugees are welcome to ask questions and are referred for a professional consultation when more in-depth counsel is required. Appointment for this service is required.

Document Assistance

Many of our Arab friends need assistance understanding documents related to health care, health insurance, social security, naturalization, and other immigration related needed. From time to time, refugees and immigrants need assistance understanding and interpreting bills, applications, and even lab results. At the Arab-American Learning Center-Dallas, we do our best to sit down with every refugee needing assistance to interpret these types of documents. Arabic translation is provided. Appointment for this service is required

U.S. Citizenship Assistance

Many of our Arab friends eagerly desire to become citizens of the United States. Our Citizenship Test Assistance prepares Arab refugees and immigrants to take the U.S. Citizenship Test. The class covers test registration, form preparation, test expectations, and test preparation as needed, as well as valuable information to prepare them for the U.S. Citizenship process.

Social Support

The Arab refugees and immigrants are not just people we serve; they are our friends. Through every act of service, our focus is building relationships with the Arabs who come to our center. As Christian volunteers, we spend time with our friends both in and outside of the center sharing meals, hosting parties, and coordinating special events, such as outdoor picnics and holiday banquets, to create special times welcome our Arab friends into our Dallas community.

OUR TEAM

 

STAFF

 

Hadi Elkhoury, Executive Director

 

Dorothy Brooks, Program Manager / Volunteer Coordinator

 

Matthew Bratcher, Sr. ESL Advisor

 

Lynn Bratcher, ESL Instructor

 

Susan Coleman, Conversation Instructor

 

Samia Khoury, Assistant ESL Instructor

 

Camille Stamp, Administration

 

David Hartman, Citizenship

 

Mike Falls, Transportation

 

Rhoda Oweis, Assistant ESL Instructor

 

Martha Melaku, Legal Services

 

Marilyn Retta, Employment Services

 

Skyla Soles, Childcare

 

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