Combining a study of language, immigration and public action, GANAS remains a community-driven, cross-cultural association that provides students with volunteer opportunities to engage with the predominantly undocumented Latino migrant worker population. These opportunities are facilitated through partnerships with organizations such as the Vermont Migrant Education Program, the Bennington Free Clinic, and the Vermont Workers Center.
Current members are designing an ESL program, researching workshops on financial literacy, conducting health surveys, maintaining a web presence, advertising, archiving the history of migration in Vermont, and continuing with social events.
The course structure for new participants will focus on a theoretical approach, addressing the nature of authority, legal concerns, government policy, and possible grants relating to immigration as well as further involvement in public action in the local community.
Fall: 4-credit course for new participants, 1-credit group tutorial for those continuing, whose presence will be required during the final hour of class time each week.
Spring: 1-credit group tutorial for those continuing.