At Pathways to Assimilation we have one goal: Inclusivity
Pathways to Assimilation was founded after Sarina was working with Syrian refugees in El Cajon and soon became cognizant of the tremendous struggles they endure on a regular basis. Through speaking with them on a weekly basis and developing a friendship, her refugee family confided in her of just how difficult it is to acclimatize to the United States without knowing the English language, as well as the American culture and customs. Ever since then, Sarina has made it her personal mission to help these refugees feel welcome and supported in the United States through providing English as a second language courses. Additionally, Sarina and her team focus on teaching the refugees crucial life skills such as paying for groceries, asking for directions, English as a second language courses, and basic hygiene maintenance.
We also work with refugee women and youth to give them the tools and skill sets they need to qualify for jobs and economic opportunities. We even donated $1000 to Rady Children's Hospital to allow 2 girls from underprivileged backgrounds to attend summer medical academies at the hospital. We hope to get these refugees to a place of economic security and self-dependence, as well as empower them to embrace their unique identities in the process.
From children as young as 3, to grandparents as old as 85, Pathways to Assimilation strives to help any individual prosper in the United States. We understand just how important it is to feel welcome and supported in a new environment, and we want to be a friendly face serving as both a teacher, and also a friend.