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This evidence summary, authored by Switchboard, provides an overview of the current evidence on the effectiveness of various interventions for English language learning among newcomers. It addresses two crucial questions: Are there specific elements of English language acquisition programs for newcomer populations that are more effective or efficient than others? What role does technology play […]

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Hosted on February 6, 2024, the training was delivered by Harriet Amelia Wessel, pro bono attorney volunteer with VECINA; Mary Ann McLean, passionate immigrant advocate and a Department of Justice Accredited Representative with VECINA; and, Kristen Nilsen, VECINA attorney. When representing a newcomer client, you will need them to provide you with basic biographical data […]

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Colleges and universities can provide much-needed protection and support for Afghan newcomers. Supporting access to higher education is at the core of the higher education mission. In supporting and enrolling Afghan refugee students, U.S. colleges and universities can improve refugee integration outcomes, expand access to higher education for refugee students, capitalize on the many resources available […]

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Refugees resettled in the U.S. sometimes face unique challenges explaining their immigration status and eligibility to enroll in colleges and universities in the U.S.. These challenges include: gaps in their education history; transcripts in other languages; lack of financial means to take standardized tests; and identification documents that are new to admissions staff.  Here is […]

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With the expanding use of a greater variety of immigration protections for displaced persons in the U.S. and emerging state legislation expanding access to in-state tuition for forcibly displaced students, it can be challenging for students and staff to understand what they are eligible for. This resource offers: A breakdown of statuses displaced students may […]

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Successfully accessing federal student aid often determines whether newcomers can pursue college and career school here in the United States. Staying up to date on the latest federal student aid policies plays a critical role in newcomer service providers’ ability to support and advocate for clients during the application process. This blog covers key updates […]

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As the United States gears up for a future where all growth in the working-age population will stem from immigrants and their children, a striking contradiction looms: Nearly 2.4 million educated immigrants remain unemployed or underemployed, on the fringes of the American workforce. Over two decades, Upwardly Global has been at the heart of this […]

This resource, produced by IRC, is designed for refugees and other newcomers living in California (though there is also relevant content for other states). It is available in five  languages. This toolkit provides insight into working as a CNA – why you may want to work as a CNA, what to expect on the job, […]

This toolkit aims to provide a roadmap for employers in the healthcare industry who want to better recruit from refugee communities, helping them to achieve both of these goals. The toolkit provides a contextual overview of refugee resettlement, outlines the multifaceted benefits of hiring refugees, explains how to facilitate the hiring of refugee workers, and […]

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Navigating federal student aid has always been a challenge, particularly for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. The recent humanitarian parolee programs only contribute to the complexity.