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Love Turlock

Spreading the 'Love'

A dozen refugees got a chance to polish their interview skills during Love Turlock on April 29. IRC’s “Compassion for Refugees” project was one of 70 community projects taking place during the day of community service.

More than 20 volunteers assisted with mock interviews at Monte Vista Chapel in a classroom where the IRC holds its Vocational English as a Second Language classes. In addition to helping with job-readiness skills, volunteers read stories to children who attended with their parents, providing them with additional English language exposure. Attendees also received a group orientation to learn more about the work of the IRC as well as issues impacting refugees throughout the world.

The Turlock event came less than a month after the IRC conducted a similar mock interview project in conjunction with the Love Modesto day of service on April 8. Both events are part of the Love Our Cities campaign, which runs volunteer days in dozens of cities throughout California.