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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Get Involved! - Greenbrier Learning Center

My friends at the Greenbrier Leaerning Center passed some info along that I'd like to share with you. Greenbrier is a really great place to get involved if you're looking for a way to give back to your community. So, without further ado ...

How can you get involved?
Check out Greenbrier Learning Center (GBLC) of South Arlington, serving low-income, refugee and immigrant children and families. This small nonprofit possesses the perfect amount of idealism to satisfy any of Arlington’s post grad idealists, newcomer novices, or world changers.

Greenbrier works with a small, but dedicated and dynamic staff, most of whom are bilingual with experiences in global volunteer initiatives. this small organization brings about quality programs offering kids afterschool homework and reading help, which, for most of the students who are non-native English speakers, is vital. There are also lessons on computer skills, how to study, and living healthy lifestyles.

Partnering with other established non profits in the area through the afterschool network also lends to the community vibe emanating from the walls of Greenbrier and its staff. Greenbrier Parters include Reading Connection, Phoenix Bikes, and more.

To make all of these great programs a reality, though, GBLC relies on the people of Arlington and their commitment to volunteering. We have a great group of high-school students, college students, young professionals, and seniors who help us to get things done.

Come join us in tutoring a 3rd-5th grader, leading a game of soccer or starting a running club, teaching arts and crafts, or working with families. Some other volunteer opportunities include helping out in the office, pro bono services, internships, or working on a committee for one of our fundraisers.

Volunteering makes such a huge difference in this small but growing organization. To volunteer please contact: Sarah Bordeaux at e. p. 703 379 6488 ex 104


Blogger Paula E said...

Hi, great entry on this blog! One suggestion: if you can, add a photo!
Hope to help out more in the New Year.
Paula Endo

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