by Anna Garlington
When Sabrina, a native of Honduras, and her daughter, Luna, arrived in Knoxville, they moved from another state; so they were not new to the US. However, they felt unsure how they would fit in and how Luna would make new friends and adapt to a new school.
For Sabrina, she wanted classes to improve her English and to also find some work.
In the spring, an article ran in KIN's e-newsletter explaining the "network" and how it functions. So, how is that going? Does the network work?....
Not only does it work, it works well: facilitating relationships to support acquisition of individual needs, sharing resources so each volunteer doesn't individually have to beat the bushes to find them, and sharing systems and processes information (healthcare, insurance, government assistance) so new volunteers learn from what others have already discovered.
Check out these examples of the network at work:*
Read the stories of Knoxville's local internationals and the volunteers who have impacted their lives. Get a first-hand view of what it's like to move here and/or to serve those who've moved here from other countries. Discover how KIN has impacted life and culture in metro Knoxville.