Highlights of our past and future projects can be found below.


Sponsored by: 

First United Methodist Church of Riverside,

 Interfaith Coalition for Refugee Families,


American Relief Fund,


Glocally Connected

English as a Second Language

Our ongoing ESL classes are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am- 11:30am.

 We provide the following:

  • Multi-Level classes (literacy to advanced)
  • Transportation to and from class
  • Childcare 

Please fill out the online volunteer form if you would like to help with child care and tutoring; we will be in touch with you about our opportunities directly.

(Photos via Press Enterprise)





Interfaith Iftar Dinner

Please join us to a benefit interfaith Iftar dinner to celebrate the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan: support the refugee families in the area and enjoy great authentic Afghani and Syrian foods. All proceeds will go to the refugee families.

  • When: June 17, 2017, 6:30 PM
  • Where: First United Methodist Church of Riverside 4845 Brockton Ave. Riverside, CA 92506
  • Tickets: General Admission: $30, Kids (2-12 years old): $10
  • Purchase: interfaithiftarriverside.eventbrite.com



Community Garden

Glocally Connected's 'Community ESL classes' started their community garden at R'Garden this morning. We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, string beans, squash, carrots, parsley, mint and garlic. The moms and kids got their hands dirty and left with bags full of oranges and strawberries. Thank you Fortinos and Claudia!

Peace Walk

Glocally Connected hosted peace walk for Syrian Refugees on Sunday morning Sept, 20. Thank you to all our friends and community members who came out and walked in extremely hot weather for our first Peace Walk.