SCHOOL OF INDIA FOR LANGUAGES AND CULTURE
Rating: 4.62 stars 13 reviews
Location: (care of) Como Park High School 740 West Rose Ave St Paul MN 55117 USA
Results: 33+ years within the Twin Cities landscape, SILC is unique since it is run 100% by volunteers. Thousands of students have passed through its portals since inception. Our former students have gone through their paces to learn and understand/appreciate the diversity of Asian Indian culture.
Target demographics: Families with children of Asian Indian origin
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 600 to 750
Geographic areas served: Twin Cities, MN and its neighboring suburbs
Programs: Established programs ranging from pre-school to advanced languages, social studies and culture classes including electives for students of all ages.
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School of India For Languages and Culture (SILC) provides an excellent opportunity to twin cities (minneapolis / st.paul) community interested in learning about Indian languages (hindi, telugu, kannada, malayalam, nepali, tamil, gujarati), culture (festivals, dances, food, arts, tabala, yoga, cricket, cooking). At a personal level, it helped me and my kids to stay connected with our roots; and at the same time, gave me an opportunity to share and to teach Telugu language.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
giving me a sense of purpose and direction in staying connectd to the cultural roots and language.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
being a Telugu teacher and volunteer - spending every saturday morning with the rest of volunteers, parents, teachers and students
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
dedicated, professional and hold vast amount of experience and knowledge; And and all of them share a passion to volunteer, help and teach
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
help in moving to a permanant school building in Minneapolis / St Paul (Right now, SILC operates in a rented school space on weekends). It could also help in supporting many outreach programs (inviting people from India for guest lectures / performances)
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
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