St. Michael’s School will be holding an educational program to help recent immigrants transition to life in the United States. The program is called Maestro en Casa and was developed by MATT for Education. MATT is a non-profit organization focusing on integration, education, economic development, and advocacy.
This ten week long program begins February 15th and will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. In addition to helping build English language skills, the curriculum covers six areas that are important to an immigrant family as they transition in to life in the United States:
- Basic Living
- Health & Wellness
- Citizenship & Civic Responsibility
Principal Anabel Rodriguez who was trained by MATT to lead this program said, “I’m thrilled that we will be able to hold this educational program for our parents and community members. My hope is it will help them to get better jobs, be more active community members, and learn how to better advocate for their children and themselves. I’m grateful to the Catholic Schools Collaborative for funding this program at our school.”
Class size is limited. The fee to participate is $10. To enroll in this class, call the school at 323-752-6101.