Moved by the story? Here is a list of ways you can help immigrants make a smooth transition into the United States.
- Donate to the English as a Second Language Program at Patterson High School. They use donations to pay for uniforms, curriculum and other resources. Make checks out to Patterson High School to the attention of Margot Harris, ESOL Program, 100 Kane Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.
- Volunteer as a tutor or mentor: The Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project is looking for volunteer tutors and mentors who are willing to dedicate two hours a week to assist young refugees in the Baltimore area. Contact Brittany DeNovellis by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (410-558-3258) to receive an application and additional information.
- The Baltimore chapter of the International Rescue Committee, which helps resettle new immigrants, accepts contributions of clothes, small household items and money. They also are looking for local families who can mentor newly arrived refugees, as well as people who want to hire refugees. Go to their page.