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Zahraa Alaywi

Title: Refugee School Impact Program Coordinator

Department: Refugee Resettlement Services

My name is Zahraa Alaywi, I was born in Iraq-Baghdad, I have had English literature and Translation as my college major, My family lives in Jordan I have one brother and one sister I am the oldest.

I have been working with Catholic Charities since August of 2016 so it’s been almost 2 years and 2 months. I’m a Refugee School Impact Program Coordinator. Through my program I am helping Refugee Students in the community as soon as they arrived and when we have their paperwork and documents to be enrolled at the schools we offer many services as well like parent educating and orientation meetings with school regarding the students helping with any crisis intervention, tutoring, educating newcomer students and their parents about school rules and policy, School Attendance and Absence policy, Personal Hygiene, we also offering Cultural orientation to the school staff so we can help them understand the Refugee students customs and heritage…