30 Poems in November! is a literary fundraiser for Center for New Americans. Center for New Americans is a community-based, non-profit adult education center that welcomes and serves immigrants in Western Massachusetts with free English classes and a range of support services. How does it work? I’m committing to writing one poem each day in November, and you can help by donating to support this effort!
Center for New Americans supports new members of the community where I grew up in learning English, finding jobs, getting driver’s licenses, and much more—all of those seemingly everyday pieces that can be a big hurdle when you arrive in a new country.
I'm excited to support their work by trying my hand at writing poetry. 30 poems in 30 days feels daunting, but not nearly as daunting as the state of the world these days. This fundraiser is one small way for us to help build a better world, and to welcome newcomers to the U.S. with the kind of support we might hope for if we were in their place. Please join me with a donation, however big or small!