Update from the Executive Director: 11-20-13

It’s conference season, so that means that other staff members and I are presenting and exhibiting (tabling) in a few different states, spreading the word about opportunities we provide including our curriculum, the Immigrant Guide, our teacher trainings and more. It’s been an effective way to bring in new people and find new long-term customers. […]

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Update from the Executive Director: 10-7-13

5 days until fiesta! La Fiesta is more than just an amazingly fun party, which many people after the flood devastation we’ve experienced. For those who haven’t been, it’s hard to explain what it’s like. There are 5 live bands, fun shows, a diverse crowd of 1000+ people, and an energy that’s hard to put […]

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Why I love our volunteers

From this week I definitely need to talk about the Volunteer Appreciation Event on Tuesday. We had volunteers who have been with us for many years, and it’s just amazing to hear them talk about how much they love their students and how far their students have come. I met volunteers I’ve never met before […]

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Update from the Executive Director: 8-30-13

I haven’t been using the blog here, but I’m going to start now! Each week look for a post from me about issues somehow related to Intercambio. This week I wanted to share a few things I’m excited about: 1. Our staff and Board have planned a half-day visioning session where we’ll discuss major changes […]

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From the Executive Director: My Solutions to Immigration Reform that Should Work

Summary Here’s a simple set of solutions and rationale for immigration reform. I am representing Lee Shainis, not Intercambio, with my opinions here. Not everyone will like my ideas here, especially the extremists on both sides of the immigration debate, but extreme solutions aren’t working and the longer we delay the worse the problem gets […]

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