The Graduates/Los Graduados explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the bilingual, two-part film offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators, and community leaders. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future. The film follows six teenagers — three girls and three boys — each with their own unique obstacles to overcome. A running theme throughout all of the stories in The Graduates/Los Graduados is the importance of civic engagement, of students becoming involved in their schools and communities, and — crucially — having a say in their own futures. We hear from these students’ parents, many of whom have had to make great sacrifices in order to see their children graduate, and the film also interweaves engaging interviews with successful Latinos — actors like Wilmer Valderrama, activists, writers like Angie Cruz, politicians such as San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, teachers, and more — looking back on their own experiences as a student in the USA.
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
We’re going green this week at WE@AH with a discussion of St. Patrick’s Day! Join us for some history on the holiday and thematic role-plays as we strive for the luck of the Irish.
Kristen Hamm will tell about Cajun Culture. She attended college at Louisiana State University, where she majored in Russian Studies and Religious Studies, and danced in a small ballet company in her hometown. She accompanied her husband to Kyiv in 2018, and is enjoying learning the Ukrainian language, culture, and history.
Come learn how to write a successful research proposal from our speaker Bret Barrowman who is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute.
Do you find contemporary art controversial and unclear? Are you eager to learn more about American art and artists? Answers are waiting for you! We invite you to a interact with American artist, Daniel Turner, who works primarily in sculpture involving the manipulation of materials, objects, and environments into tactile or atmospheric forms.
Are you just beginning to learn English? Did you study English when you were young, but haven't practiced in many years? If so, then we have a new course designed just for you. We would like to welcome all beginner-level English learners for a general English course at America house.
A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
What the The If Project allows us is an intimate journey into a world of the locked away and forgotten. It opens our eyes to the real struggles of those who are trying to reenter society – and the many obstacles they face.
The Podcast club will feature podcasts that are on a variety of themes and feature many different perspectives. Participants will get new opportunities to get more listening practice outside of the classroom, while learning new vocabulary and content while discussing the week’s podcast episode.
Let's watch and discuss a unique motivational documentary about the first candidate participating in the contest for the newly formed Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine.
Through attending the Culture and Community English class, you will improve your English language proficiency in all areas including reading and writing, gain more practice using English, learn more about American culture and engage with many interesting and contemporary topics.