Warrenville Youth & Family Services - Amigos Con Proposito Translation Group
3S242 Warren Ave.
Warrenville, IL 60555
Name and Position of Contact Person:
Heather Smith, Director of Human Resources
(630) 682-1910 ext. 245
Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Description of Organization:
Warrenville Youth and Family Services (WYFS) is a multi-purpose community service agency for the benefit of the residents of the Greater Warrenville area. With a goal of providing residents the opportunity to become all that God intends them to be, WYFS staff are professionally trained to minister to the whole person's physical, social, and spiritual needs. Services are available without preference, and, where fees apply, based on one's ability to pay.
Amigos Con Propósito (ACP) [Friends with a purpose] is a District 200 residents' group, which gathers to create a common space and activities in order to build bridges between the schools and the community, in hopes of investing in their children's future, developing leadership, and making friends. WYFS staff are active in Amigos Con Propósito.
Description of Service Learner Role:
ACP's Translation Groups gather twice a month at WYFS to do translation services, which empower residents in such a way that local agencies have local outlets for local service and development. Groups are divided into teams of three and given time and space to interact over the translation of local agencies' documents from English into Spanish.
Teams work in groups of three for two hours on translating documents from English into Spanish. Some teams translate English documents into a rough draft Spanish. Other teams translate documents from rough draft Spanish into fluent Spanish. They would be accompanied by a bi-lingual resident or volunteer.
Conversational Spanish is required. Patience and a willingness to ask questions and interact heavily with a dictionary are implicit in every aspect of the task. Desire to interact with Hispanic residents understood.
The group combines a social element with a translation element in a potent brew of individual and community development. It is in its pioneering phase of organization. Service Learners would be pivotal in these early phases of development. We would value not only volunteer support, but feedback and assistance in understanding needs and areas for further attention
Number of Placements Available:
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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