Below are Resources for our students regarding Covid-19.

Unemployment

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Click here TO FILE COVID-19 UNEMPLOYMENT

Under Unemployment Benefits, select File a Claim

Food

- FISH Hospitality Food Pantries

NORTHWEST KNOXVILLE

122 West Scott Ave

(Pantry/Food Warehouse)


Tuesday, Thursday,

and every 4th Saturday

Hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm


865-971-4000

EAST KNOXVILLE

600 South Chestnut St.

(St. Luke’s Episcopal Church)


Monday & Wednesday

Hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm


865-522-3474

SOUTH KNOXVILLE

201 Ogle Street - New Location

(inside Sustainable Future Center building)


Wednesday & Friday


Hours: 10:00am - 1:00pm


865-577-9600

 - KNOX County School Lunches

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While Knox County Schools is closed through April 24, 2020, out of concern over COVID-19, the district will be providing breakfast and lunch to any child 18 and under at no charge

 

Click below for information on locations.

https://www.knoxschools.org/mealinfo?fbclid=IwAR1RXIjrDdt3IN8GU945184R0tND-Vt2QBgszgTDxUoyhHCA1RZdJ17E4pQ

Emergency Financial Assistance

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TO APPLY SELECT THE LINK ABOVE.

 

You will need a phone number and a valid email address to set up an account.

  1. Once the application and verification has been submitted, you will receive an email notification of an approval or denial within 5 days.

  2. If approved, you will receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer Card (EBT) within 5-7 days by mail. 

The TN Department of Human Services is making financial assistance available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Eligible families can apply for up to 2 months of emergency cash assistance.
 

This program provides:

  • $500 for a household of 1 to 2 persons

  • $750 for a household of 3 to 4 persons

  • $1000 for a household of 5 or more persons

You must meet these requirements:​

  1. Employed as of March 11, 2020 and then lost your employment or at least 50% of your earned income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Have a child under the age of 18 or a pregnant woman.

  3. Have a valid Social Security Number.

  4. Have less than $2000 in resources.

  5. Have gross and/or unearned monthly income less than 85% of the State’s Median Income. Below is an income guide for households. 

  • Gross Monthly Income of less than $2,696 for a household of one.

  • Gross Monthly Income of less than $3,526 for a household of two.

  • Gross Monthly Income of less than $4,356 for a household of three.

  • Gross Monthly Income of less than $5,185 for a household of four.

  • Gross Monthly Income of less than $6,015 for a household of five.

US Government Stimulus Checks

The IRS does not make phone calls.

The IRS only contacts people through the mail.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be the IRS,

do not give them any information.

Here are the instructions for checking on the Stimulus Payment:

 

1. Go To https://www.irs.gov/

 

2. Click on "Get My Payment"

 

3. Click the Blue Box that says "Get My Payment" Once you do this you may have to wait as the page loads. There is a great demand for this information. 

 

4.  Click "OK" that you understand this is a government website.

 

5. Fill in the requested information. Once you do this and click "Continue" your payment information should appear. 

 

There are many different types of error messages that could appear.

If you have any questions, please let us know.  

Students: If you need assistance please text: 865-776-4251 and we will get back to you.

The heart and soul of our organization is to give Knoxville's refugee, and other internationals,
the most basic tool that they need to survive: English.
We are one of the largest support organizations for adult language learners in Knoxville, offering to our students free English courses, transportation to our courses and childcare during those courses.
Believing the English language to be the currency of advancement, we want to empower our students and their families to assimilate while helping them preserve the tenets of their own culture.

Speakers Available

Informed staff, along with students, are available to speak and share their stories at local organizations. 

 

TOPICS:

- The People and Work of Center for English

- The Journey of a Refugee

- Asylum Seeker's Story

- English is More Than a Language

 

To schedule a speaker: TEXT 865-776-4251.

MONDAYS

9:30 - 11:30 am

Some transportation for students is available

Childcare is provided.

WEDNESDAYS

9:30 - 11:30 am

Some transportation for students is available.

Childcare is provided.

SATURDAYS

10 am - noon

No transportation or childcare at this time.

For more info see our CLASSES page.​

Our volunteer needs are:

TEACHERS

TEACHER'S AIDS

SUBSTITUTES

CHILDCARE

OFFICE HELP

Center for English is

100% VOLUNTEER

based.

Money that is donated

goes directly to cover

our expenses:​

TEACHING MATERIALS

TRANSPORTATION COSTS

For more info see our DONATE page.​

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​​Text:

865-776-4251

and we will respond

CLASSES: 

2720 Dayton St, Knoxville, TN 37921West Lonsdale Baptist Church

around the back - look for the Center for English sign by the door.