Language ETC has hosted its first Services Fair, and we’re happy to report it was a big success! On Thursday, October 14, daytime students spent the end of class learning about the 13 organizations that participated in the fair.
Our students don’t always have access to information about the services they need, nor do they always know where to turn for such information. Thanks to the Services Fair, students will be able to take advantage of services that they otherwise might not have. Here are a few examples:
- A student who is facing deportation will be represented by an immigration attorney from the Patel firm on a pro bono basis.
- A student who is homeless learned about temporary, non-shelter housing and legal representation for the homeless.
- Several students learned that all workers, regardless of immigration status, have the right to: 1) receive minimum wage ($7.25/hour); 2) receive a paycheck every 2 weeks; and 3) work in a safe environment free from physical and/or sexual abuse.
- Many students learned that they can go to the Catholic Charities dental clinic to receive low-cost dental care.
- Many students learned that, regardless of their immigration status, they have the right to heat as well as other rights.
A big THANK YOU to all of the following organizations for participating!
Catholic Charities Dental Clinic
Capital Area Asset Builders
Casa de Maryland
Columbia Heights Shaw Family Support Collaborative
D.C. Language Access Coalition
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Housing Counseling Services, Inc.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
The Patel Firm
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless