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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
ARAB-AMERICAN LEARNING CENTER - DALLAS, 9451 LBJ FREEWAY, SUITE 118, DALLAS, TX, 75243 214.484.8721 INFO@AALCENTER.ORG