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Review for Central American Resource Center- Carecen, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This past Spring Semester, I had the privilege of working with the most passionate people I have ever had the honor of meeting. Being from out of state, I never would have imagined to feel right at home. I knew the second I came across the CARECEN DC web page that this is where I needed to be. To be working with people who want and do make a difference in the community, to be working with family. Being an intern for the Citizenship and Civic Engagement program has been beyond rewarding, from tutoring and helping students prepare for their naturalization interview to being there when they receive their graduation certificate after a class session has ended and accompanying them to interpret at the immigration office. Nothing beats witnessing someone’s hard work pay off. The best part was not only helping them learn, but learning so much from them and hearing stories about their hometowns and first-hand accounts of the civil wars that occurred in Central America, things I studied and read about in my college classes. I was and continue to be lured in to this amazing community of people whose spirit I will always carry with me wherever my journey leads. I am so excited to still be working at CARECEN throughout the summer and cannot wait to see the difference everyone at CARECEN has made in the community in the years to come.

Role:  Volunteer