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My American Experience: Answering Questions About America

Echo came to the United States hoping to answer some specific questions.  She wanted to know, “What is American host family culture?  Can I handle this long journey alone?  Are Americans all rich and all live in a big villa?

Au Pairs Volunteer in New York City

New York City au pairs spent their Sunday volunteering at The New Jewish Home, in Manhattan.  This senior care landmark has been around for 170 years and welcomes all seniors to #AgeLikeaNewYorker with them. Au Pairs spent the day playing games, talking and walking

Summer Camp Through an Exchange Student’s Eyes

Mingxuan Li, from China, spent part of her summer volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club Camp Tasker, in Haverhill, NH.  Li takes a moment to share her summer camp experience.   My American Experience at Summer Camp Life at

A Week in the Life of an Exchange Student in Chicago

Tianhao Zhang, from China, spent four weeks volunteering at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago as part of CHI’s Short Term Enrichment Program. Tianhao shares a week of sightseeing and exploring in Chicago. The first day I went to wicker

My American Experience: Chen from China

Chen Yichen, from China, just finished one-month volunteering at International Institute of New England (IINE) in Manchester, NH as part of CHI’s Short Term Enrichment Program.  The Institute of New England’s leadership assists 2000 refugees and immigrants in becoming productive and engaged

Meet Certification Volunteer, Ruby Guo

Zeyu Guo ” Ruby” was recently featured in Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc (CMSDC)’s newsletter.  Ruby is volunteering as a certification volunteer at Chicago MSDC for two months this summer as part of CHI’s Short Term Enrichment Program.  In

My American Experience: Qipeng from China

Qipeng Zhang, from China, just finished one-month volunteering at Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, MA as part of CHI’s Short Term Enrichment Program.  The Buttonwoods Museum is a museum operated by the Haverhill Historical Society.  The museum includes a John Ward House, a

CHI Raises Money for Foster Youth

Over the weekend CHI staff members attended Italian Street Painting Marin where they raised awareness and accepted donations for foster youth.  Over the two-day festival, CHI raised almost $400 for Together We Rise which should be enough to donate 15 duffle

American Experience Through My Eyes

CHI Short Term Enrichment Program participant Jiayuan Wang, from China, recently finished volunteering at Chelsea Community Connection, in Massachusettes.   Before completing her program she shared with us her experience living in Boston.  She had a wonderful family, a great volunteer

Japanese Exchange Student Volunteers at Thrift Store

CHI recently welcomed Short Term Enrichment Program participant, Ryunosuke Chiba, from Japan.  Ryunosuke volunteered at Common Ground Thrift Store,  in Haverhill, MA, whose mission is “Feeding, Clothing & Caring”.   Common Ground provides clothing, housewares and furniture at very affordable prices

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