One of the biggest obstacles facing refugees in the US is the inability to speak English. New refugees must hit the ground running and are expected to get a job and pay bills immediately after entering the US. However, without the necessary language skills, this is nearly impossible. Volunteers at CWS began teaching weekly English classes to help local refugees learn basic language skills.
CWS is a non-profit refugee resettlement organization in Durham, NC. Their mission is to provide services to newly arrived refugees in the Triangle area. To learn more about CWS and how you can help support their programs, visit cwsrdu.org.