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The Changing Face of Vermont

Mark Cline Lucey’s Research and Service class, “The Changing Face of Vermont,” is working with resettled Nepalese refugees in Burlington every Friday. Students have been challenged with teaching English to these new Americans, ranging from those with a few English words to those with absolutely none.

On Wednesdays, this Research and Service class will also be working with E.L.L. students at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes. Working together with these elementary school students, we will engage in various projects to help the refugee community of Burlington’s Old North End. When we run our food and clothing drive, please consider helping out! When we are not helping children or adults learn English we will be researching and learning about the international system of refugee resettlement, what the challenges are for a refugee resettlement city like Burlington, and what conditions around the world resulted in people becoming refugees.

Posted by students, Sophia Webb & Camille Bartsch

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

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