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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can be involved.
MELTING POT OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Celebrations- Tuesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting mid-June through mid-August. Help run a VBS-like program for 100+ children from the Vickery Meadow neighborhood. A great place for families to serve together sharing Jesus with refugee children.
Youth Soccer Practice- Thursdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm. This is a ministry that reaches out to refugee boys, ages 10-14, in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood. Come help these boys practice their favorite sport: soccer!
Youth Praise and Worship- Friday nights, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Discipling youth in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood through relationship, worship, and Scripture study.
English 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.
After School Program - 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.
Kids Club - Saturdays from 10:00am-Noon - This is an outreach to refugee kids, ages 6 to 13 years old. Our focus is to help the kids to know about the word of God through songs, memory verse, Bible story, small group discussion, and games, so that they will be able to be drawn to the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in Him.
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.
Citizenship Classes - Spring and Fall - Assist and encourage a local refugee as they prepare to take the Citizenship Test. This involves helping them practice for a face-to-face interview and a written test. You can also attend their swearing in ceremony when the time comes.