Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ

Change The World...American Cultural Exchange Service seeking local host families

You can make an impact on the life of a Palestinian student as well as influence the opinions of hundreds of students, teachers and parents in a Portland area school! I am looking for families to host two high school students from the West Bank for the 2019-2020 school year. With the uncertainty in the US international relations, we have had difficulty placing the students from Palestine.

Dalya is a 15-year-old girl who is a violinist and an active volunteer in social programs. Omar is a 15-year-old boy who is an accomplished artist who is interested in animation and film. They will arrive in August just before the school year begins and leave in June just after the end of the school year.

Families come in all configurations: families with teens, families with young children, couples without children at home, singles with children or not. You get the idea; all types of family groups are excellent hosts!

Are you willing to stretch beyond your comfort zone of your regular routines to change the life of a teen from Palestine, to grow with them and fill your heart with love and to change the world by this gracious act of hospitality?

Contact Ann Muir, Local Coordinator, American Cultural Exchange Service by emailing ann.muir [at] gmail.com