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Looking to make a positive difference in the community? Interested in joining the workforce after some time off or if COVID has you rethinking your future plans? Whether you’re in school or after graduation, had time after retirement, join our team at Piast Institute as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America).
This position is a one-year commitment to its “Education and Reduction of Opioid Use Initiative” program directed at the area’s senior citizens, immigrant, ethnic and racial groups. The duties will include a hands-on experience focusing efforts on increasing the awareness of the dangers of opioids and prevention of opioid use disorders and the impact on their lives and their community.
You will be working in the city of Hamtramck, a 2.1 square mile diverse, urban environment that is an enclave of Detroit. The district-wide school surveys list 31 different languages and cultures represented in the student body. It is the most densely populated city in Michigan with about 10,000 people per square mile.
The Piast Institute created the Hamtramck Drug Free Community Coalition (HDFCC) in 2007 in response to the rising rates of substance abuse. Through this coalition, Piast Institute has applied prevention efforts targeting mostly youth and business owners. The Americorps VISTA will be focusing instead on outreach and prevention to senior citizens who are more likely to be prescribed opioids due to long term chronic health issues.
Applicants must be 18 years of age and have basic computer skills, excellent writing and speaking skills and ability to work with the public in general. Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus in a diverse city such as Hamtramck.
VISTA members receive a monthly stipend, health insurance and a stipend for tuition or a monetary bonus after one year of service. For more information please contact Virginia Skrzyniarz, CEO/Co-Founder at (313) 733-4535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Piast Institute is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a grant from the Wayne County Commissioners with support from Wayne County Commissioner Martha G. Scott in the amount of $49,500. Piast Institute is developing an outreach program named “Family Table” that focuses on good nutrition choices for youth and their families in the zip codes of 48203, 48212, 48205, and 48234. This area has some of the highest poverty levels in the metro Detroit area with 100% free lunch programs for the school children which number over 16,000 students. Piast Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is located in Hamtramck, Michigan and has been serving the national and local community since 2003. It has also created in 2007 the Hamtramck Drug Free Community Coalition (HDFCC).
“Food Security, Food Justice, and Food Equity are some of the most important items we are trying to address in this area” said Virginia Skrzyniarz, CEO and Co-Founder of the Piast Institute. Family Table will consist of mapping the area to document access and availability to food whether through a grocery store, gas station, community garden, etc. Recently there has been news articles that document the need such as “Inflation hits home: Metro Detroit food banks see increased demand as food prices rise” by Brett Kass from WXYZ.
“We have definitely seen an impact at our pantries and our distributions,” said Kelli Kaschimer, director of Volunteer and Client Services at Forgotten Harvest. "Lines are getting longer and the needs are getting greater.”
Families that receive SNAP benefits will be introduced to programs such as Double Up, which matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar, up to $20 a day. That means you and your family get twice the fresh fruits and veggies. Family Table will also help address food storage to extend the use of food whether in the refrigerator, freezer, or pantry including canning.
For any additional questions please contact the Piast Institute at email@example.com or by calling the office at 313-733-4535.
Konsulat Generalny RP w Chicago organizuje dyżur konsularny w dniach 10-11 czerwca br. (piątek-sobota) w Piast Institute. Na dyżur obowiązują wcześniejsze zapisy telefoniczne. Zapisy będą prowadzone w dniach: 31 maja oraz 1 i 2 czerwca 2022 roku. W celu dokonania zapisu na dyżur, prosimy dzwonić do naszego Urzędu pod numer telefon: 312 608 92 29, w godz. 11.00-1.00.
Piast Instytut jest na 11633 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, Michigan.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago is organizing a consular visit on June 10th and 11th (Friday and Saturday) at Piast Institute. You must register for the visit in advance by phone. Registration will be held on the following days: May 31, June 1st, and June 2nd, 2022. To register, call between 11am to 1pm EST at (312) 608-9229 during those dates.
Piast Institute is located at 11633 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck Michigan.
7,885 Pairs of socks
That's the number Piast Institute collected in a short span of time for Ukraine with all your help! To give an update on our packages, they should be arriving THIS Saturday (4/16/22) and will help so many men, women and children. The variety of socks was outstanding!
Did you that socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters? We have been asked many times, why socks? The real answer is, why not?
Refugees had traveled long distances for long periods of time without an opportunity to wash clothing and a fresh pair of socks could warm feet and hands.
We cannot thank everyone enough for their support in making this effort such a huge success.
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Piast Institute is collecting new socks to be sent to Ukrainian refugees. Piast Institute recommends ALL sizes including children sizes. Drop your donation off at the office (Mon-Thurs from 10am - 3pm) or have socks shipped directly to: Piast Institute 11633 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212. DEADLINE for donations: Thurs. March 24th!! Donations will be shipped directly to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Please note there is no staff available on the weekend to accept donations.
Monetary donations are accepted to offset the cost of shipping and may be used to purchase additional socks.
Piast Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Piast Institute is organizing the STAMP4S test for purposes of the Seal of Biliteracy in Polish language. This exam will take place on April 2nd at 11 am EST. Due to COVID-19, the exam will be held online.
Applicants must complete the Seal Honor Pledge and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to exam date. A link to the Pledge is included in the registration application.
The state Seal of Biliteracy can be received ONLY by students in the 11th and 12th grades. The global Seal of Biliteracy can be received by ANYONE 6th grade and up. Those who want to take the exam are invited to fill out the registration form below. Registration is open until March 12th, 2022. The exam cost is determined based on the number of participants and will be announced on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022. All details about taking the exam can be found in the registration link. For questions - please call 248 613 6751 or write an email to email@example.com
Piast Institute organizuje test STAMP4S dla celów Seal of Biliteracy, który odbędzie się 2 kwietnia 2022 r. o godz. 11.00 rano EST. Z powodu Covid-u egzamin odbędzie się online. Rejestracja na egzamin otwarta jest do 12 marca, 2022 r.
Zainteresowane osoby muszą wypełnić wniosek rejestracyjny i podpisać Seal Honor Pledge. Wszystkie szczegóły dotyczące zdawania egzaminu znajdują się w rejestracji, do której link znajduje się poniżej. Seal Honor Pledge należy wysłać na adres firstname.lastname@example.org. Link do Seal Honor Pledge znajduje się we wniosku rejestracji.
Aby otrzymać stanowy Seal of Biliteracy należy być uczniem 11 lub 12 klasy. Global Seal of Biliteracy przeznaczony jest dla osób w wieku od 6 klasy+. Wysokość opłaty za egzamin będzie ustalona na podstawie ilości zgłoszeń i podana do wiadomości 16 marca, 2022 r. W sprawie pytań - proszę dzwonić 248 613 6751 lub napisać email email@example.com
Polish Language Classes
Piast Institute offers Polish language as a second language classes for adults. This year we offer two classes: beginner and advanced. Join one of these classes if you have some knowledge of Polish and would love to expand your skills.
Your instructor will have you complete an assessment test for placement. Individual conversational classes are also available. All materials are provided. Classes are online via ZOOM. Beginner class is on Fridays, at 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST. Advanced class is on Wednesdays, at 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST.
Fee for the class is $25 for a 90 minute session, with a commitment for one session a week for the duration of the school year, paid monthly.
For registration and more information, please contact the instructor, Marzanna Owinski, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 248-613-6751, 313-733-4535
Consular Visit at Piast Institute
Konsulat Generalny RP w Chicago organizuje w Hamtramck w stanie Michigan dyżur konsularny
w dniach 25 – 26 lutego br. (piątek - sobota).
Na dyżur obowiązują wcześniejsze zapisy telefoniczne.
Zapisy będą prowadzone w dniach: 9,10 i 11 lutego 2022 roku.
W celu dokonania zapisu na dyżur, prosimy dzwonić do naszego Urzędu w wyżej wymienione dni pod numer telefon:
312 608 92 29, w godz. 10.00-12.00.
Podczas dyżuru będzie możliwość złożenia wniosku o wydanie dokumentu paszportowego.
Dyżur odbędzie się w Piast Institute, 11633 Joseph Campau Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212.
Polish Consulate in Chicago is organizing a consular visit at the Piast Institute office (11633 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck MI) on Friday February 25th and Saturday February 26th.
You must register for the consular duty by phone. The registration period will be February 9th, 10th and 11th ONLY between the hours of 10am and Noon (CST) or 11am-1pm (EST), (312) 608-9229.
Piast Institute Announces the Publicationof the Second Edition of the Polish Americans Today
The Piast Institute is excited to announce the publication of the 2021 Polish Americans Today book following the 2020 Polish American Survey. This updated volume is the most comprehensive look at the Polish American community to date.
The newest 2020 survey by Piast Institute, under the direction of Virginia Skrzyniarz, CEO and Co-Founder, and Dr. Dominik Stecuła, Colorado State University, will offer updates, relevant information and answers about Polonia attitudes and trends to us and countless researchers, scholars, community organizations, and others interested in Polish Americans. This 80 page book highlights key insights on Polonia beyond basic demographics. Polish Americans Today clearly describes the shared values and experiences of Polonia. “There isn’t much reliable data available on the Polish American community beyond the Census data, which focuses on demographics,” said Dr. Stecula, the author of the book. “Our national survey of nearly 1800 Polish Americans is therefore the best source of information about our community: who we are, what we believe, how connected we are to Poland…all of these questions are answered in the book.”
Piast Institute has a rich history of conducting surveys of Polonia. The 2020 survey is the fourth large survey of Polonia that the Institute has conducted since being founded in 2003. The new book is an update to the Polish Americans Today that was initially published in 2010, based on an extensive, national survey of Polonia that highlighted the basic demographic, social, economic and political profile of the Polish American community. Co-authored by the co-founder of the Piast Institute, Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski, and Dominik Stecula, the author of the updated edition, it was the first large-scale survey of the community in decades. The original book went through several printings and has been popular in both the United States and Poland. It has been a subject of a variety of forums and conferences throughout the United States, and has been acquired by several Polish universities, public opinion firms, and public officials. The digital version of the 2010 edition is available to download for free on the Piast Institute website.
The new 2021 book Polish Americans Today is available for purchase on the website January 2022 under the “Store” tab.
Founded in 2003, the Piast Institute is a nationally recognized think tank focusing on Polish and Polish American affairs as well as one of two Census Information Centers (CIC) in the state of Michigan. The Piast Institute develops conferences, seminars, publications, public programs, lectures and exhibits that provide information about Poland, Poles and Polish Americans. For additional information about the Piast Institute, visit its website at: www.piastinstitute.org or call at 313-733-4535
STAMP4S Exam for Seal of Biliteracy
POLISH: Piast Institute organizuje test STAMP4S dla celów Seal of Biliteracy, który odbędzie się 15 stycznia 2022 r. o godz. 11.00 rano. Z powodu Covid-u egzamin odbędzie się online. Należy wypełnić Seal Honor Pledge i wysłać go na adres email@example.com. Link do Seal Honor Pledge znajduje się we wniosku rejestracji. Proszę o przekazanie informacji o możliwości wzięcia testu wszystkim zainteresowanym. Wszystkie szczegóły dotyczące zdawania egzaminu znajdują się w rejestracji, do której link znajduje się poniżej. W sprawie pytań - proszę dzwonić 248 613 6751 lub napisać email firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGLISH: Piast Institute is organizing the STAMP4S test in order to receive Seal of Biliteracy in the Polish language. This exam will take place on January 15th at 11am EST. Due to COVID-19, the exam will be held online. Applicants must complete the Seal Honor Pledge and send it to email@example.com. A link to the Pledge is included in the registration application. Those interested in taking the exam are invited to fill out the registration form below. All details about taking the exam can be found in the registration link. For questions - please call 248 613 6751 or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org