Jackson Heights, Queens is a true melting pot of nationalities and cultures. One of the biggest challenges faced by new immigrants is learning the language. By providing a program that offers survival English with facts about the country in which they reside, immigrants and those with limited English proficiency will become a more integral part of their communities and society.
ShebaUSA was established in 1997 in order to provide much needed services in the Elmhurst-Jackson Heights, Queens, communities at little or no cost. At ShebaUSA, we are committed to always be there to serve those in need.
ShebaUSA, a not for profit community services organization, is also a women-operated entity. ShebaUSA has an IRS 501(c) 3 designation, and has been incorporated with the N.Y.S Department of State since 1997.
Our Services include:
*Offering free basic computer courses for beginners
*Offering free basic English classes
*Doing community-based academic research on community needs.
*Providing immigration and cultural orientation for new immigrants in the U.S.
*We have also helped coordinate a blood donation drive in Elmhurst Hospital New York, and offered disaster relief in Bangladesh
*Future plans include offering peer counseling for women and youth.
ShebaUSA will teach the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook) to women who have achieved Basic English classes at Sheba, (or elsewhere). In addition to teaching computer skills we will also help women improve English writing & interviewing skills as part of job readiness training. Sheba has experienced computer teachers who are familiar with the special problems of English learners. When new immigrant women come to the U.S. from Bangladesh or Spanish speaking countries , for example, they are usually unprepared for the U.S. job market, no matter how educated they maybe. In Sheba classes, these students will focus more on learning job search, resume writing and interviewing skills, while less educated will learn to improve basic English communications.
We aim to enrolled 26 women per trimester during this program year October 15th 2010 to September 30th 2011
Target Population: New immigrant women ages 18 to 55 from various ethnics backgrounds.
When new immigrant women come to the U.S. from Bangladesh or Spanish speaking countries, for example, they are usually unprepared for the U.S. job market, no matter how educated they maybe. In Sheba classes, these students will focus on learning job search, resume writing and interviewing skills, while less educated will learn to improve basic English communications.
Contact Information & Map
Attn: Tamanna Yasmin
Jackson Heights, NY 11372