Background/IRC Summary: Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations, and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City. The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.
Job Overview/Summary: The Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field trips are held on Fridays.
The Caregiver ESOL Teacher is an unpaid volunteer position. The role is responsible for planning and delivering engaging, responsive adult ESOL curriculum and instruction to the culturally- and linguistically-diverse RYSA caregivers’ group. Caregiver ESOL classes will take place for 2.5 hours, Monday-Thursday mornings, throughout the 6-week Program.