MAKING YOUR HOME IN A NEW COUNTRY IS HARD
You are in a new country, new culture, new language, new job, and new home. We get it. So much about living in America is new and different for you. But you are not alone!
We are so glad you are here and want to help make it all as easy as possible for you. With all the other “new” in your life, how about some new friends to help along the way?
CARING, SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP
Get to know your neighbors in a safe, welcoming space.
Join other adults who are also learning English. We have classes for all levels.
Get connected to helpful services like driving, citizenship, financial, and legal help.
JOIN A STORY POD
Learn and talk about stories from the Bible with friends from all faiths and all levels of English.
WE WELCOME PEOPLE FROM ALL CULTURES AND COUNTRIES
Crossings Akron is a group of people from many different cultures who enjoy doing life in America together. Some of us were born in the U.S. and others have come to America as immigrants or refugees. All of us are willing to cross differences in culture, language, and faiths to form true, lasting friendships. We are a community of people who help one another.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“When I came here life was hard. Everything was new to me. I only knew how to say ‘good morning’ in English. I went to school and I changed my life when I studied. I want to help people. I want to tell them what I did and how they can change their lives, too. You can do it!”
“Something different for me when I came to America was being able to go to work and to school. I could not do that in my country.”
“I was a teacher in Congo. I like teaching. I taught high school geography. I hope to be a teacher in America when I learn more English.”
“I feel a special connection to the students because my grandparents came to the US in the early 1900s and they did not speak English when they arrived. I know how difficult it was for them and I want to help our new friends so that it will be easier for them.”
DO YOU ENJOY BUILDING CROSS-CULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS?
The missional success of Crossings Akron depends on volunteers like you. We are looking for people who enjoy serving others, crossing cultures, and developing new, lasting friendships. You can join us by teaching English or by providing support in other areas such as daily living, driving, citizenship, legal, finances, and job placement. If you enjoy fellowship and sharing faith, family and fun, then Crossings Akron is the place for you!
Founded in 2015, Crossings Akron is a non-profit organization based in Akron, Ohio, and our purpose is to nurture healthy, multi-cultural community in our region. Our English Center provides a safe, welcoming place for people to develop new friendships, learn English, and share life, culture, faith, and family. Connect with us today to learn more.
Do You Have Resources to Share?
Crossings Akron depends on the generous donations from its partners to carry out its mission. Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us today?
Gifts via written check may be mailed to Crossings Akron, 866 Berwin Street, Akron, OH 44310.
Crossings Akron is an Ohio not-for-profit corporation exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue code.
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