I Feel Proud that I have Helped Other Immigrants Like Me
 
My name is Anggie Fernandez, and I am from Lima, Peru. I came to the USA one year ago and started attending the English Conversation Hour at International House. I was looking for a place where I could improve my English skills. There, I met many people from all over the world, with a diversity of backgrounds, culture, and languages. English Conversation Hour helped me in improving my English skills. It was also a place to meet very nice people and make new friends.
 
Right after getting in touch with International House, I started volunteering in the Ginter Immigration Law Clinic. Read more. . .
A Learning Experience

Read Maria's story about how her internship with International House shaped her plans for the future . . .  more>>
 
Anne Crotty: A Lifetime of Helping Others

For over 50 years, beginning when she was in fifth grade, Anne Lafferty Crotty has been helping international newcomers integrate into the community. She recalls one especially memorable attempt to welcome an immigrant into the United States.  more>>
 
 
A Special Homecoming

On a warm August morning, a family from Sudan was finally reunited in Charlotte. It was the end of a long and sometimes taxing journey for Theresa's family and the beginning of a much happier one.   more>>
 
Youth Improve English Skills
 
Laughter and language were a winning combination at International House this past summer. The Youth English Tutoring Program was launched in July with 7 tutors and 33 students....   more>>

 

 
Education Celebration!

We celebrated the success of the Youth English Tutoring Program by enjoying a pot luck meal with IH Staff, YETP tutors and students and parents.  more>>
 
 
Celebrating Citizenship

When Demila passed her citizenship test late last Fall, her first call was to International House. The Bosnian immigrant was proud to become a US citizen, and grateful to our organization for helping her achieve this goal. To celebrate and say "thank you," Demila shared her talent for cooking with staff and volunteers . . .   more>>
 
Behind Every Successful Event . . .

is a strong chairperson. International House hosted one of the season's most anticipated events - the 22nd Annual Benefit Gala on the October 16, 2010 at Hilton Charlotte Center City.  more>>

 

 
A Children’s World of Play

Our annual event, A Children's World of Play, in May each year is a day of international fun for all....  more>>

 

 
 A Very Special Citizen!
 
International House is pleased to announce that Jelena Held, a paralegal in our Immigration Law Clinic has obtained her US citizenship.
"It is very gratifying to achieve your immigration goals, and I feel so fortunate to have become an American citizen.   more>>
 
Thanks to International House Summer Intern!
 
Douglas B. Thie, a student at UNC School of Law, worked last summer in the Ginter Immigration Law Clinic....  more>>

 

 
The Saturday Writers
 
If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don't remove it - I might be writing in my dreams. ~Terri Guillemets

This may be what went through the mind of each student at the creative writing class at International House.  more>>
 
 
A Client Finds a Home as IH Volunteer

International House relies heavily on talented and dedicated volunteers to support many of their programs. Blanca Margarita Munoz was one of them....     more>>

 

 
Mother of Six Finds Help and Hope at International House

Sulejmana Salic came to Charlotte as a refugee from Bosnia in 1999. International House’s immigration law clinic helped   more>>

 

 
English Tutoring Program Leads to Success for Immigrants

When Josefa came to International House several months ago she was upset because she had failed her citizenship test....  more>>

 

 
Thanks to Summer Intern!

Allee Olive, a student at UNC Chapel Hill, worked this summer in the Ginter Immigration Law Clinic. Under the mentorship of Immigration Attorney Anne L. Crotty, Allee has assisted ...   more>>
 
 
International House Volunteers Change Lives

Meet Todd Rose. During the day he teaches people how to navigate the financial markets to help them successfully manage their money. In his free time, he helps low-income immigrants learn English so they can fulfill their American dreams.  more>>
 
 
Charlotte Family Opens Their Home
 
Adam Bernstein, his wife Tammy Seigel and their two teenage children have a keen interest in the world around them. When the Charlotte natives cannot travel abroad, they do the next best thing…experience the world when it comes to their hometown. more>>