Sharing Stories

May 10, 2016 Lisl- Hillside Intern Many of the Hillside interns have been volunteering as English tutors for Afghan families. This opportunity arose out of partnership with local refugee organizations, and it has been an enriching experience for every intern involved. Through tutoring, we have been able to form relationships with people that are different from us in language, religion, …

Teaching Refugees & Making Friends

April 8, 2016 Kendra- Hillside Intern Over the past few weeks, some of us interns have been tutoring refugees in Richmond in English through an organization called Church World Service. We weren’t sure at first how these lessons would go, but I have been blown away by the fruits of our time with them. Our class has 4-5 women from …

Becoming an English Tutor

March 24, 2016 Jessica- Hillside Intern Some of our interns have been loving their city by serving as English tutors. Intern Jessica shares about her experience partnering with YWAM as a tutor. “Today is my last meeting with my student through YWAM Richmond’s English learning program. For the past few months I have been meeting a few times a week …

Loving Refugees

March 9, 2016 Emily- Hillside Intern Our office has recently partnered with local refugee relief agencies in order to meet the needs of refugees in Richmond. On Mondays, some interns go into the homes of these sweet women to help them review basic driving rules, so they can take their permit tests. “Who wants to come?” Kendra, one of the …

One Year Later

It has been over a year since we started The Love Your City project, and each week we go out on our block to scrape gum and clean the sidewalks. We were out working the other week when one of our neighbors walked by. Rather than exclaim “What are you doing?” or “Why are you doing that?” as many had …