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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Highland partners with Wake Tech Community College to provide daily morning ESL classes.  Church staff and members build relationships with ESL students and teachers through food hospitality with Free Coffee Tuesdays (7:30am – 9:15am).  To welcome new students at the beginning of each quarter, we provide a homemade snack buffet and meet and greet time.  Contact Mary Beth Rehm to provide hospitality.

Victory Garden

The Victory Garden enables members, English as Second Language students, immigrants and community volunteers to learn about and practice sound and sustainable urban gardening.  The Victory Garden fosters real and diverse community, and provides fresh food for Interfaith Food Shuttle.  All ages and experience levels welcome every Saturday morning.  Provide a light lunch on Wednesdays to ESL students before working in the garden.

Contact Donna Wolcott to participate.  For more about our partner organization: http://foodshuttle.org

Clothing Closet

The Clothing Closet receives clothing and household donations for refugees, ESL students, and Family Promise guests.  Bring your donations to the Lake Boone Side Entrance by the main offices.  You can contribute by donating items, setting up for a give-away event, or helping with distribution.  Contact Vickie Adamson for donation information.

ESL Camp

Highland partners with Lacy Elementary School teachers to provide a day camp for ESL children, July 17-21 and July 24-28.  Elementary aged campers grow in their ability to speak English, enjoy community and new experiences together.  Church members provide transportation for students to and from camp, and assist Lacy teachers with camp groups.  Contact Laura Black for more information.