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Help New Americans Learn English!

By March 13, 2023No Comments

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Volunteer in Our Home English Language Learners Outreach (HELLO) Program!


Our next, in-person HELLO Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. Please remember, our HELLO orientations are once again held on-site at our location at 864 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209.

Please plan to check in beforehand at the front door.

IF you are unable to attend in person, you can still take part via Zoom by clicking here. 

One big challenge many of our New American clients face when they arrive is a language barrier. Those who speak little to no English will receive the help of an interpreter to understand important conversations, but this is not a long-term solution for carrying out day-to-day tasks and getting integrated into the Buffalo community.

Some may leave the house for in-person English courses.

However, for those who are unable, we offer English lessons through our Home English Language Learners Outreach (HELLO) Volunteer Program. By becoming a HELLO Tutor, you will travel to someone’s home and teach them English. It’s a great way to get involved to help Buffalo’s diverse refugee population.

This opportunity requires a commitment of 3 hours a week for 8 weeks and makes a huge difference in the lives of our New American neighbors.

No Previous Experience Required!

For more information contact Zahraa Al-Sharifi at