• In 1983, when the Fort Worth ISD established the Language Center program for middle and high school immigrant students, the planners agreed to set up a district-wide program. In ten years, this program became the International Newcomer Academy, a school dedicated to the children of immigrants and refugees, teaching them the English language, and the skills they need to succeed in a Fort Worth ISD school. 


    Ways You Can Help


    • Peer Tutors: ​INA students are challenged by the difficulty of getting academic assistance. ​

    • After School Study Hall: Spend time with INA students after school before they can get a ride home. ​

    • Soccer and Baseball: These sports are "languages" spoken across the globe. 

    • Visual and Performance Artist: Help enrich INA with extracurricular involvements like art! 

    • Living in Fort Worth: Or simply telling your story to the students, teaching them how to live in the United States. 


    Contact Faiha Al-Atrash to get involved! 

    faiha.al-atrash@fwisd.org  /  817-815-5693