Classes & Workshops

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FOR NEW ARRIVALS

The following classes are free for refugees in the USA for 5 years or less. Call us for more information.

We follow the Guilford County Schools holidays and weather policies. If the schools close then we will close.

ESOL (ENGLISH)

HRIAM KLEI MI

It is never too late to start learning. Instructor: Liann & Susie

Tuesday and Friday. 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Location: MDA

Cost: Free

Contact: Lian Yamashita @ liann.yamashita@duke.edu

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Citizenship

It is never too late to start learning. Instructor: Susan

Saturday. 9 AM to 12 PM. Location: MDA

Cost: Free

Contact: Sachi Dely @ delys@guilford.edu

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Cut & Sew

JOB TRAINING MDA, Reading Connection, and Industry of the Blind provide Cut and Sew classes to assist clients who are seeking employment, and this program was developed to help clients with jobs skills and English literacy.

Instructor: Liana Adrong & Erik Hill

When: 8:30AM to 11:30 AM, Monday-Friday for 5 weeks

Where: Industry of the Blind, 920 W. Gate City Blvd

Cost: Free for Refugees under 5 years

$50 donation to the office for immigrants/refugees over 5 years

Contact: Liana Adrong

liana@ hyuamao@gmail.com

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HERITAGE: ARTS AND CULTURE CLASSES

Learn Backstrap Weaving

Heritage. Backstrap weaving is practiced by communities throughout the world, with the basic technique and tools recognized by weavers and artisans in Asia, African and the Americas. It is also practiced by Montagnards, the indigenous people of Vietnam's Central Highlands and here in North Carolina, the largest community of our people to be found outside of Southeast Asia.

Instructor: Aduon Nie

Class will take place once a week.

Cost: $100 per semester

If you are an MDA/MAO member:

Limited enrollment.

$25.00 registration fee per semester holds your place.

Loom: $40. Thread not free

Outcomes

Know all the terms and technical how-to

Make your own graduation sash

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Learn Montagnard Traditional Music: Čing

Heritage. Dance, music and food together form an important part of Montagnards, the indigenous people of Vietnam's Central Highlands and here in North Carolina, the largest community of our people to be found outside of Southeast Asia. Some Montagnard traditional music uses the Čing, or gong.

Instructors: Mr. Ayun and other elders

Open all age group

Recital and opportunity to perform

When: Sunday. 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Where: MDA office

Cost: $100 per semester

Limited enrollment.

$25.00 registration fee per semester holds your place.

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Speak the Languages of Montagnards

Celebrating the United Nations Year of Indigenous Language

Heritage. Class take place once a week. Recital, kids recite. Reading and writing basics. Appreciation of language and culture. GCS schedule rain, snow. At the completion of the course learners will appreciate the basics of language writing and reading and have a deeper understanding of Montagnard culture. At the end of class we will have a recital and small celebration.

Cost: $100 per semester

If you are an MDA/MAO member:

LEARN JARAI

When: Friday. Starts Sept 6th, 5pm-7pm

Where: MDA office, Suite 1

Instructor: Mr. Siu

LEARN RHADE

When: Friday. Starts Sept 6th, 5pm -7 PM. Where: MDA office, Suite 10

Instructor: Mrs.Mlo.

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LEARN BUNONG

When: Sunday. 2- 4 PM

Where: MDA office

Instructor: Mr. Hlong

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM

Our youth program is intended to inspire and train the next generation of Montagnard and Southeast Asian youth about the basic life skills they need to succeed in school, college or on the job. These are short workshops designed to get you started on a path to success.

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FAFSA HELP

Youth Development and Life Skills Program. All high school seniors planning to go to college must fill out the FAFSA form. Learn how. Three short workshops will tell you how, what documents and signatures you need, deadlines, and how to teach others. Instructor:

Dates/Meeting Days. 00:00 AM to 00:00 PM

Member cost:

Non-member cost:

Certificate in Training will be issued upon successful completion.

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College Essay

Youth Development and Life Skills Program. Writing a strong essay for your college application can be challenging. We can check your story, grammar and expression to make sure it reflects who you are, your goals and motives. Instructor:

Dates/Meeting Days. 00:00 AM to 00:00 PM

Member cost:

Non-member cost:

Certificate in Training will be issued upon successful completion.

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YOUNG PEOPLES' JOB SKILLS

Youth Development and Life Skills Program. How do you make tough decisions? Save or spend? How do you ask for a pay raise? What kind of car insurance should you have? Whether you go to college or not, you still need knowledge, skills and training. Learn your options. Instructor:

Dates/Meeting Days. 00:00 AM to 00:00 PM

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Non-member cost:

Certificate in Training will be issued upon successful completion.

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KNOW HISTORY, KNOW SELF

KNOW HISTORY : KNOW SELF

Youth Development and Life Skills Program. Learn the basic history of the Montagnard peoples in the Central Highlands, Southeast Asia, and North Carolina. Instructor:

Dates/Meeting Days. 00:00 AM to 00:00 PM

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Non-member cost:

Certificate in Training will be issued upon successful completion.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Youth Development and Life Skills Program.

Dates/Meeting Days. 00:00 AM to 00:00 PM

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Non-member cost:

Certificate in Training will be issued upon successful completion.

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COMMUNITY & COLLEGE RESEARCH

Community and College Research. These sessions provide scholars, researchers, academics, service learning and community engagement students, volunteers and others with a comprehensive introduction to the community.

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VISUAL DESIGN + POSTER PRESENTATION

Community and College Research. Going to a poster presentation? There are plenty of templates to use, but they don't guarantee you'll get the attention and critical feedback you want.

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ASIAN IMMIGRANT+REFUGEE EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA

Community and College Research. Help plan a college-community course that will be taught in 2020.

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