Volunteering with ReWa!
Last weekend, five WPIG members (and one member’s fiance!) met up at our 2015 charity partner Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWa), grabbed paintbrushes, and repainted much of their preschool’s playground with bright colors donated by WPIG! Our members also cut back a ton of blackberry bushes that were threatening to take over the parking lot. The weather was gorgeous, and they got a lot done!
ReWa’s preschool currently has approximately 100 children enrolled, each from different ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds. They believe all children should have the opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. Often, refugee and immigrant parents feel disconnected from existing child care programs due to language, cultural, and religious barriers. ReWa’s Early Childhood Education program helps refugee and immigrant parents feel supported by providing childcare that breaks down language, cultural, and religious barriers. In ReWA’s classrooms, each child is encouraged to share their own culture and value other cultures different from their own.
ReWa’s preschool program offers:
- Qualified bilingual and bicultural staff
- Small classroom environments for individualized learning
- Strong literacy programs
- Integrated, dual-language curriculum
- Culturally-relevant, home-cooked hot meals
- Supportive services through bilingual and bicultural Family Advocates
- Free part-day childcare for qualifying families
- NACCP Accreditation (National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs)
WPIG is proud to partner with such a dedicated organization!