Moving to a new home can feel like starting over. There is isolation from not knowing anyone. There is an overwhelming feeling of not knowing the neighborhood. There is that annoying feeling that you should know where the grocery store is but don’t. It’s enough to leave a person feeling lonely and longing for connection and […]
The wave of emotions that comes with expecting your first child is unlike any other. You feel joy and anxiety, excitement, and nervousness. You know life will change forever when your little one enters the world. Now, imagine having those feelings – and living in a country where you don’t speak the native language. Imagine […]
Silvia Solis, a board member, recently wrote an article for The Longmont Leader titled Cultural Brokers Support Longmont Latino Communities during COVID-19. Norma Fuentes, Intercambio’s Director of Student Services, is quoted. The COVID-19 outbreak has disproportionately affected Hispanic/Latinx communities. Cultural brokers – or those that bridge gaps between the Hispanic/Latinx community and service providers – have provided […]
It was the perfect match of ability and passion… Then COVID-19 hit. Tara, a former public school teacher and volunteer here at Intercambio, loved her service in the community. But when the coronavirus hit, all Intercambio’s classes came to a standstill. She wondered, could she still teach? But, thanks to your kind support, Tara reports: […]
Intercambio stands in solidarity with the Black community against racial discrimination, violence, and injustice. The fight against racism is inextricably linked with our efforts to create safe and uplifting communities and bonds for immigrants and refugees. We have seen how racism and systemic oppression unjustly impact our immigrant students, and how COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted […]
“Being physically separated from my community was not an easy reality for me to accept. Seeing our volunteers, co-workers, and students was something that I needed to enjoy and have a meaningful day. I couldn’t believe that my days would be filled with joy working from home, but now my heart is full of love […]
We were scheduled to present workshops at several big conferences in April and May, and instead of doing that we have hosted 9 live online webinars on a variety of topics (listed at the bottom here). We have been seeing great feedback and seeing way higher attendance at these webinars. Nearly 500 people from 35 […]
Read about our impact in our 2018 Annual Report!