To increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.
To create a community where immigrant and refugee women have sufficient English language skills to provide a home that prepares them and their children to meet the everyday challenges of living in a diverse culture and to make a personal, lasting, and valued social, moral, and economic contribution to the community.
What is happening at IRWP?
Give STL Day
May 3, 2016
Join the St. Louis Community in an online day of giving on May 3. IRWP has received amazing support from volunteers, with 135 currently teaching 146 students - over 30% more than a year ago! So far in 2016, 165 immigrants and refugees have improved their English through our program. You can support their efforts on May 3rd by clicking on this link to go directly IRWP's donation page.
Special 20 minute match opportunities will start at 6:00 & 10:00 am, Noon, 6:00 & 11:00 pm. Lift amounts will vary based on donations made during the periods. Chances for drawings will be held throughout the day. Visit GiveSTLDay.org to learn more and follow updates during the whole day of giving!
2016 Corks from Many Countries
2-6 pm · Saturday, May 21, 2016
St. Louis Wine Market · 164 Chesterfield Commons E Enjoy tastings of beer, wine and spirits, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction.
Piccione Pastry, St. Louis’ premier Italian pastry shop located in U. City, is celebrating A Winter of Giving with their 'Pastries with a Purpose' program.
Thank you to everyone who visited Piccione Pastry February 16-21 to support IRWP!
Even though our week is over, we hope you continue to visit Piccione Pastry to enjoy their seasonal-and-classic Italian-style desserts, Italian calzones, and brunch! Located in the historic Delmar Loop at the corner of Delmar and Skinker (6197 Delmar), itis the only late-night Italian pastry shop of its kind in St. Louis.
Check out IRWP's segment with Piccione Pastry on STL TV talking about the Pastries with a Purpose!
Become a Volunteer Today!
Teach one hour, twice a week in a student's home. No prior teaching experience is necessary - lesson plans, materials, and training are provided. Knowledge of a second languages is not required - classes are taught in English. Classes are scheduled around your location and availability.
Due to the high need for services, over 80 women are waiting for a volunteer to help them learn. Call 314-771-1104 today and see who you can help in your neightborhood.
3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at The Links at Dardenne.
Join us Saturday, October 15, 2016 for Trivia Night at St. Catherine Laboure Parish Hall, 9740 Sappington Road, 63128.
Visit our sponsors who helped make our 2015 Trivia Night a success.
to benefit IRWP are now available! Schnucks will contribute a percentage of your purchase to IRWP every time you shop and present your card to the cashier. Community Cards or eScrip Community Cards also available at any Schnucks location. For new cards picked up Schnucks or if you already have a Community Card, you can add IRWP as your recipient group of choice (each card can benefit up to 3 participating organizations or schools) by visiting www.escrip.com/schnucks.jsp, clicking on the "Register Online Now" link, and choosing IRWP by entering Group ID # 500045367 or by searching by name
You can support IRWP by shopping at SMILE.AMAZON.COM
and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program!
AmazonSmile is the same as shopping on Amazon, with the same products, prices, and service. Your shopping cart, wish list, and other account settings are also the same. Follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Visit smile.amazon.com
2. Select Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program as your Charity. (If you do not see our name, type in 42-1696954)
3. Shop as usual - that's it!
How does your support make an impact?
Check out our Giving Guide on our Donate page. See how your support will help students reach their goals.
Making House Calls
Does anyone make house calls anymore? As a volunteer teacher at the Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program in St. Louis, Missouri, Sister Rosel Marie Feder does! Why? “People are comfortable in their own surroundings,” says Sister Rosel. “When people are relaxed, they learn more readily.”