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• Supported by The University of Alabama’s Crossroads Community Center, Critical Language Center, and Center for Community-Based Partnerships and by Tuscaloosa’s One Place.

• Conducts Chinese and Japanese culture lessons, hands-on activities, field trips and pen-pal programs.

• Provides multicultural learning experiences for elementary children.

• Connects international students with American culture.

• Engages elementary children and university students in intercultural learning.

Number of Participants Served: January 2013-May 2015 = 6,139
Number of Contact Hours: January 2013-May 2015 = 9,542

Volunteer opportunities include:

Activity Assistants Assist with weekly culture workshops in elementary schools. Instructors: Teach intercultural workshops using Heart Touch lesson plans.

Research Assistants Collect and analyze data.

Managers Recruit volunteers, manage volunteer database, and coordinate communication for one elementary school.

Contact for more information!