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We offer Language Conversation Hours in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and German. Here's the schedule. (The Charlotte Observer recently ran a wonderful story about our extremely popular Conversation Hours. Read it here.)

Sat., Mar. 14: At this month's Storytime young readers will create puppets for a puppet show! Families with kids pre-K to 10 are invited. More info.

Sat., March 28:  Children's World of Play at ImaginOn. Noon to 4 p.m. More info

Mar 21 - Apr 11:  High school youth ambassadors from Chile and Argentina will visit. Through a U.S. State Department initiative, they'll learn about youth empowerment, volunteerism and leadership. We're looking for families to host our 17 guests.  Hosting teens are invited to participate in all meetings and workshops.  For more information about being a Home Host, please contact Johnelle Caswell at

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Applications accepted on a rolling basisAmeriCorps positions are open for 2015-2016 program year. 

International Visitors

Citizen diplomacy efforts are in high gear this winter. The countries and plans include:

February 24-28

Law enforcement personnel will meet fellow professionals for a cultural exchange and professional development.

March 1-4

Museum curators will meet their peers and visit area museums.

Chile & Argentina
March 21 - April 11 

Youth Ambassadors are coming to learn about youth empowerment, volunteerism and leadership. We have 17 teenagers who will visit. Do you have teens in your family? Consider being a Home Host and your teen can participate in the workshops, too.

March 24-28

Our guests will join others in our community to host an interfaith dialogue.

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