The Melting Pot
What is the Melting Pot?
Thousands of refugees have fled their home countries because of political oppression, religious discrimination, ethnic warfare and even genocide. They have been welcomed by the U.S. government and many have been resettled in Dallas. They have great hope but find difficulty trying to begin their new lives in a country and culture they don’t understand. The Melting Pot is a place in our nearby Vickery Meadow neighborhood where they find answers and new friends. Through a partnership with a local apartment complex, Fellowship Dallas has renovated a former leasing office into a café and classroom. This venue has provided a great opportunity for refugees and Americans to develop relationships and establish community together. During weekday and weekend classes, students learn how to be successful in American culture while volunteers encourage and empower students to find solutions to everyday problems. Whether you are a refugee or American, the Melting Pot is a place where your story matters.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Getting involved at The Melting Pot is easy. All you need is a heart to serve! We will equip and empower you to do the rest! Contact Ryan Schwanke at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can be involved.
MELTING POT OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Conversation Café’ - Saturdays from 10:00am-Noon. The Melting Pot provides the perfect setting for refugees to practice their English and make friends with Americans. Be part of their learning experience by engaging them in conversational English and introducing them to local culture through periodic field trips.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes –Tuesdays and Thursdays (day and evening). Help facilitate online language learning and engage in one-on-one conversations with our students to help them become successful communicators. No experience necessary.
After School Program (ASP) – Mondays through Thursdays, from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Assist local refugee students from all over the world be successful in school by assisting with homework. No experience necessary.
Computer Classes – Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm – Help facilitate basic computer classes to help students learn how to be successful in completing online job applications, simple documents, searching the internet, etc. We provide the training and curriculum. All you need is a basic knowledge of computers. No experience necessary.