Restoration in the ESL Classroom

A blog post written by Hannah Bonifacius, World Relief Chicago ESL Instructor.  Inside World Relief’s ESL classrooms the direct, but often forgotten, correlation between language and restoration exists fully. The term restoration referred to here as rebirth found in relational and cultural forgiveness, the discoveries and acknowledgements of one’s abilities, and the eagerness to employ … Continue reading Restoration in the ESL Classroom

Education Q&A, Importance of ESL

  World Relief Chicago sat down with Mike Moline, the Director of Education at World Relief Chicago, to talk about the office’s ESL programs. Beginning as an ESL instructor with WRC 15 years ago, Mike stepped into the Director role in 2010. He explains, "I started in ESL in my early 20s, being exposed to … Continue reading Education Q&A, Importance of ESL

8 Questions about Immigration in 8 Minutes

Has immigration been a hot topic in your circles lately? We sat down with Mia Rubin, our Interim Immigration Legal Services Director, to break down the basics. Mia is passionate about serving refugees and immigrants in Chicago, and she has been involved in the work of World Relief Chicago since 2015.    Question: What is the history behind the Diversity Visa Lottery and … Continue reading 8 Questions about Immigration in 8 Minutes

Welcoming the Stranger: Loop Church Advocacy

World Relief’s heart beats for the vulnerable: for the marginalized and the silenced. There is a crisis of representation in the United States and the world over, and we see the need for advocates to rise up and speak on these marginalized people’s behalf. That is what we strive to do through our advocacy services … Continue reading Welcoming the Stranger: Loop Church Advocacy