13 episodes

Washington English Center provides affordable English-language instruction and workforce programs to adult immigrants using volunteers. This podcast will share valuable information with our community about different topics of interest.

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Washington English Center provides affordable English-language instruction and workforce programs to adult immigrants using volunteers. This podcast will share valuable information with our community about different topics of interest.

    Securing the Future: Tips and Reflections with Irma Mendoza from Crystal Insurance

    Securing the Future: Tips and Reflections with Irma Mendoza from Crystal Insurance

    Explore the fascinating world of insurance alongside Irma Mendoza, an experienced insurance agent from Crystal Insurance. In this episode, you will discover valuable tips for obtaining property, auto, general, and life insurance. Learn about Crystal Insurance's dedication to education, community involvement, and financial peace of mind. Secure your future with insights and inspiration as you delve into the stories and perspectives of those making a difference in their fields!Note: Crystal Insurance has an active working relationship with Washington English Center.

    • 18 min
    Sparking Change: Kerry Brodie's Recipe for Empowerment at Emma's Torch

    Sparking Change: Kerry Brodie's Recipe for Empowerment at Emma's Torch

    Get ready for a sizzling episode as we chat with Kerry Brodie, the force behind Emma's Torch! From the birth of this social enterprise to the recent DC expansion, Kerry spills the beans on their journey. We're talking sustainable business, success stories that warm the heart, and the flavorful impact on refugees' lives. Dive into the fire of positive change with us! and check out Emma's Torch on their website and join the movement: www.emmastorch.org

    • 18 min
    Unlocking Education Choices: Inside My School DC with Chelsey Christensen

    Unlocking Education Choices: Inside My School DC with Chelsey Christensen

    In this episode of WEC Connects, we unravel the layers of education and community engagement in Washington, DC, with our special guest Chelsey Christensen, the Director of Partnerships and Engagement at My School DC. Join us as we explore the common application and public school lottery process, discussing key insights, age cutoffs, and high school selections. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or simply curious about the DC education system, this episode provides valuable information to navigate the landscape. Tune in for a deep dive into shaping educational futures and empowering communities. For more information about My School DC, visit their website at www.myschooldc.org

    • 17 min
    Compassion in Action: Empowering Lives with SAMU First Response

    Compassion in Action: Empowering Lives with SAMU First Response

    Join us on a journey of compassion and transformation in this episode as we delve into the inspiring work of SAMU First Response. Discover how SAMU First Response has been a steadfast beacon of hope, rising to meet the unique challenges and opportunities since June 2022. With open arms, they've welcomed thousands of migrants, refugees, and their families in the DMV area, showcasing adaptability and resilience at its best.For more information about SAMU First Response and their work, visit their website at www.samufirstresponse.org

    • 33 min
    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Community Empowerment with the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs for the District of Columbia.

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage and Community Empowerment with the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs for the District of Columbia.

    Join us in this enriching episode of WEC Connect as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by engaging in a heartfelt conversation with Eduardo Perdomo, the dedicated Director of the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA). We delve into the remarkable work carried out by MOLA, aimed at enhancing the lives of DC's Latino residents, and explore their tireless efforts, services, and resources that shape the community. Eduardo Perdomo's unique perspective and insightful contributions shed light on the vibrant cultural tapestry of the Hispanic community and how our dedication at Washington English Center aligns to support and uplift during this important month. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the impactful initiatives that are driving positive change and fostering unity within our community.

    • 41 min
    Empowering Journeys: Bridging Careers and Dreams

    Empowering Journeys: Bridging Careers and Dreams

    Explore the impactful mission of Upwardly Global, a national nonprofit empowering work-authorized immigrants, refugees, and special immigrant visa holders to rebuild or launch their professional careers in the U.S. Join us as we hear from Elizabeth Madjlesi, Program Director, and Dayanna Parra Morales, Employment Services Advisor, who share insights into tailored resources, challenges faced by newcomers, and the role of mentorship in professional reintegration.Discover how Upwardly Global's online courses, job search coaching, and personalized support are reshaping career paths and fostering diversity in the workforce. From diverse fields to collaborative partnerships, Upwardly Global is a beacon of hope and empowerment. Join us to explore success stories and uncover the human stories behind Upwardly Global's exceptional commitment to fostering a thriving, united workforce.

    • 33 min

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Great insights!

Disclaimer - I am a volunteer teacher, so I may be biased here… but I LOVE this. It’s incredibly helpful for me to listen to; it helps me gain perspective on hurdles my students face, and how I can support them.

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