We need support to continue growing as our region's global living room -- a community gathering space to explore global issues, share cultures and traditions from around the world, teach English and world languages, and support international people in our community.
In April 2023, I-House had a full week of programs for the first time since we closed for Covid 3 years ago. We had an evening of Nuyorican poetry, a book chat with a Xicana feminist author, a celebration for international scholars, an English class for Afghan refugee women, and we finished the week by flying over 30 flags from around the world in the UC Davis Picnic Day Parade.
In 2022, I-House Davis gave International Festival back to the community for the first time in 3 years. This FREE festival features 6 hours of music, dance, crafts, and food from all over the world. We also revamped our Learning Program offering conversation groups in English and world languages, a world dance club, and a public speaking workshop for English learners. We ask for your support on Big Day of Giving so that we can continue this momentum to build a globally connected community!
WE NEED SUPPORT TO:
-Continue our English For Afghan Newcomers program, helping Afghan mothers and caregivers learn English so that they can rebuild their lives in our community. This program is FREE for Afghan women.
-Grow our Learning Program that provides culturally-responsive and fun learning opportunities for international and local community members – English, World Languages, Dance, a reading group, Public Speaking and with your BDOG support, more to come (hopefully cooking!)
-Create connections between Davis and the world with programs like our English Practice Partners, pairing local residents with an English learner for an hour of English practice every week.
-Welcome people from around the world to Davis with events for visiting international scholars and families.
-Cultivate joy and connection with music, dance, art and food events that showcase culture from around the world by artists and culture bearers living or visiting Northern California.
Every gift counts – a gift of $25 could mean that a newly-arrived Afghan mother can take the bus to English class so she can communicate with her kid’s teacher. $150 could mean that an English learner can take English classes for a whole year. $300 could support artist fees for a world music concert at I-House.
Thank you for supporting I-House and helping us to make a positive difference in the world and cultivate joy and connection in our local community.