Every year at Mac, the Civic Engagement Center works with hundreds of students to engage them in leadership, volunteer work, activism, and thoughtful participation in their communities. 

The Immigrants and Refugees Issue Area focuses on the thousands of our Minnesota neighbors who hail from countries around the world, and who we aim to serve and build community with through teaching, tutoring, policy work, conversation circles, and other forms of advocacy. 

This website was designed as a resource for any and everyone looking to get involved!    

You can use this site to:
  • Find a place to volunteer in the Twin Cities immigrant and refugee communities 
  • Learn about local and national events, issues, and stories that affect these communities
  • Find ESL teaching/training resources and printable worksheets
  • Stay up to date with CEC events, one-time volunteer opportunities, and more
Have other ideas for what would be useful on this site?  Let me know! 

About Laura 

Laura Levinson, class of 2014,  is thcurrent Issue Area Organizer for Immigrants and Refugees. Originally from Denver, Colorado, she is pursuing a major in sociology and a minor in dance. Laura has worked with the immigrant and refugee communities of Denver and St. Paul/Minneapolis for the past five years. 

Contact Laura with questions, comments, or to set up a meeting about volunteer opportunities:

Visit the Civic Engagement Center! 

Markim Hall, 3rd Floor 

Meet with an Issue Area Organizer, find a volunteer opportunity, browse the books in our Resource Lounge, and more!