PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
ENGLISH LEARNERS PROGRAM:
A team of volunteer certified teachers and tutors help provide an 8 week, cycle curriculum based program designed to teach conversational English with a focus on teaching students how to manage daily interactions such as parent/teacher conferences, doctor visits and employer/employee communication. We serve an average of 30-35 students per session.
PLATICANDO CON ALIANZAS:
A conversational Spanish immersion class for individuals in the community who desire to eventually volunteer at Alianzas and in the process of creating intercultural exchanges.
SANANDONOS EN COMMUNIDAD:
Women's group therapy led by a mental health professional for those who have suffered a variety of traumas. Our focus is in community healing by providing a safe, trusted place where women from diverse parts of the world can feel connectedness and in turn develop a system of support among themselves as they discover their shared humanity and common experiences.
MARIPOSAS SEWING GROUP:
A group designed for women of all backgrounds who need socialization due to the isolating effects of migration and the difficulties of connecting to community that comes with it.
CLINICAL TRAUMA COUNSELING:
With a mental health specialist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior, Alianzas serves immigrant women, children and men suffering from depression and anxiety typically due to the traumas of before, during and after forced migration such as PTSD, acculturation stress, immigration issues and discrimination.
COOKING WITH ALIANZAS:
A culturally diverse group of individuals together learning to cook recipes on site that foster good health and preventive health with volunteer Doctor Ana M. Negron MD.
ALIANZAS SUMMER YOUTH INITIATIVE:
Addresses the needs of Latino/Hispanic Middle School youth in providing academic tutoring, preparation for higher learning, job readiness, leadership and civic responsibility while offering a safe, productive place for those not yet of working age or those without the financial means to enroll in summer camps.
ALIANZAS STUDENT LIAISON PROGRAM:
Assists PASD High School and Middle School new arrivals into the U.S. with additional academic help and resources in order to successfully incorporate children into the educational system and minimize the Latino dropout rate.
ASSOCIACION DE PADRES LATINO UNIDOS:
Phoenixville Area School District parents monthly meetings focused on issues unique to this population. School officials and or special quests are invited that can address the problems at hand and as a result, increase parent involvement in student's education.
The Pennsylvania Immigration Citizens Coalition and BIA accredited Health Care Access in partnership with Alianzas provides ongoing workshops and services on immigrant rights and helps prepare the immigrant community through the process toward a path to legalization.
Food and clither for men, women and children are available for those in need thorugh the donations of individual community members and the Chester County Food Bank.
Local government and agency leaders connect with the Latino community where they are given an opportunity to voice needs and concerns and explore how best to meet those challenges as a community.
This yearly cultural celebration aims to foster fellowship with the non-Latino community and to help connect with the various local resources. The fair features local Latino talent, Latino foods, special guests, giveaways, children's activities and more.
Mediations between a variety of agencies and institutions to facilitiate effective, dignified communication and services. Alianzas also advocates to minimize unfair treatment in the workplace & housing.