Alliance for Multicultural Community Services
Provide comprehensive services to refugees, immigrants, and low-income residents of Harris County in order to help them become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life.
Core Literacy Programs
Alliance’s Adult Education Program offers a multitude of services all of which rely heavily upon literacy in order to promote furthering one’s education and experience.
Kijana Youth Program & Kijana Scholars
Kijana Scholars is an after school program for high school aged children. Volunteers tutor these kids three times a week at Lee High School and also provide test and college preparation services for all of the kids. Volunteers also work with the students to help them secure jobs or summer internships in order to build their resumes.
FOC (Financial Opportunities Center)
FOC has a Financial Literacy Course aimed at helping our clients understand several different aspects of finances from balancing budgets to building credit.
FOC also offers GED classes to both refugees as well as community members.
The Adult Education Program as well as both of the Kijana Programs are Community Programs which allows them to be available to any low-income resident in the surrounding neighborhoods!
Besides ESL classes, tutoring sessions and summer classes, Alliance hopes to increase literacy by distributing books and other reading materials to all of our clients.
FOC is also a community program and its comprehensive structure allows our clients to learn a lot while becoming that much closer to self-sufficiency. The GED program helps clients enter the American educational system whether they hope to continue with school or obtain a job that allows them to provide for not only themselves but their families as well.
Volunteers have been extremely helpful especially in regards to organizing and helping to distribute the hundreds of books we received through donations.
We have several programs within the agency, all of which are aimed at helping our clients become self-sufficient and literacy is at the core of that goal
We are always added new volunteer opportunities.
Knowing what refugees have faced and overcome is why I wanted to volunteer at Alliance. I’ve been able to develop career skills here and get to know people from around the world.
-Mallory, College Senior-
When it comes to volunteering at the Alliance, it’s how much you care, not how much you know.