Join Us For the International House Annual Benefit Gala!

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Do you know about the International House Annual Benefit Gala? As a proud Sponsor of the Gala, we here at Web Full Circle want to spread the word. We’ve been partnering with the staff and volunteers at International House for nearly a decade, providing our services and sponsoring events.

The International House Annual Benefit Gala is one of our favorite events. It’s an elegant evening of live and silent auctions, dancing, and entertainment, not to mention the cocktails and fine cuisine! All proceeds from the gala will be used to support programs and services at International House.

This year the theme of the gala is “Opa! An Epic Journey to Greece”. It will be held at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Charlotte City Center Hilton. Tickets are still available. Come join other corporate and philanthropic members of the Charlotte community for a fun-filled evening, while helping one of Charlotte’s great non-profit organizations to continue serving our community.

About International House

International House is a non-profit organization operating in Charlotte, NC.  Founded in 1981, the organization started out as a meeting place for Charlotte’s small immigrant population.  Over the years, International House has grown and evolved.  While it may have started out small, it now assists thousands of people a year with a lot of different programs.

Many of the programs that International House offers assist immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers with aspects of relocating to the United States.  The goal is to help immigrants successfully transition to life in the United States, giving them the tools and confidence to become thriving members of the Charlotte community.  Here are just some of their many programs that International House offers.

The Immigration Law Clinic provides legal advice and services to both immigrants and refugees as well as asylum seekers.  Three attorneys and a board accredited legal representative, who all specialize in immigration and naturalization, provide their expertise primarily to lower income individuals and families in the Greater Charlotte Area.  The Clinic charges flat fees for their services.  Some refugee and asylum seeker services are even free.  Fees are determined on a case by case basis.

International House also offers a variety of adult education programs.  These programs include both classes for English as a second language as well as more informal conversational classes.  In addition to learning English, many participants can also take classes that help prepare them for the U.S Citizenship process.

For the last three years, International House has partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to provide the Rising Readers program.  This is a summer program that is available to rising first through third grade students enrolled is Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.  With the assistance nearly seventy volunteers and teachers, students are provided with continuing English language study and practice.

International House doesn’t just offer assistance to immigrants though.  They also have a variety of clubs, classes, and events that are open to the public.  If you’re interested in learning more about other nationalities and cultures, you should definitely check out these programs.  International House is the perfect place to meet and make friends in Charlotte’s rapidly expanding international community.

As a non-profit, International House relies heavily on volunteers and donations from the Charlotte Community.  Are you interested in lending a hand?  There are a ton of opportunities to volunteer, so you can easily find something that suits your talents and that works with your schedules.  If you don’t have time to volunteer, consider making a donation to support all of International House’s wonderful programs.  No donation is too small.