Host Families Needed!
For the 2014-2015 school year, Dominican Academy will admit several students from China to our school. This new program is in partnership with Twinn Palms, a firm that organizes the homestay component. We anticipate these students will enter 9th grade. All of them will need homestay families, and we want to ensure that all our Chinese students are well accommodated. Before we open up the homestay opportunity to the greater community, we want to give you, our Dominican Academy family, priority to express interest in this meaningful program. For your consideration, host families will receive $1,700 per month for the 10 months. If this program is of interest to you and you wish to receive more information and details on logistics, please contact our representative from TWINN PALMS, Elizabeth Quaranta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send the following information and she will add your family to the interest list.
1. Family name
2. Students' names and grades in Fall of 2014 (if applicable)
3. City of residence
4. Languages spoken in your home
5. Your phone number
Volunteer Night – WEDO needs your help with advocacy!
When : Wednesday, September 4th (5:30pm- 8pm)
Where: WEDO Office, 355 Lexington Avenue, 3rd floor
What: Together with the Global Gender and Climate Alliance and the UNFCCC Secretariat, WEDO has just launched a publication containing the gender-responsive language from all agreements in the history of the international climate change negotiations: Gender Equality and The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Compilation of Decision Text.
Our hope is that governments and other stakeholders to the negotiations will use this document as a reference tool to promote policies that address gender inequalities and women’s rights while lessening the impacts of climate change.
To achieve this goal, we need practical assistance with stuffing envelopes to send the publication to delegations that will be attending this year’s Climate Change Conference in Poland (COP19) in November. Getting this document out in large numbers is crucial for informing the policy-makers, and we are hoping for your help.
Pizza will be served during the session, and there will be time to learn about the Friends of WEDO Committee. Please email Ingrid at email@example.com to say if you’re coming. We hope to see you there!