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Refugee Literacy Resources

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Organizations in the United States

Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program
The Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program (CRESL) serves adult refugees who have recently resettled in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs. This page leads to links about the program, the refugees it serves, and volunteer opportunities.

Durham Literacy Center Refugee Language Program
The Durham Literacy Center has formed a partnership with Lutheran Family Services of North Carolina to provide ESOL classes for immigrant refugees in Durham. They provide trained tutors who work one-on-one or in small groups either in the learners' homes or at community sites. The focus of the Refugee Language Program is to provide refugees the basic English language skills necessary to participate in their new community and to provide mentorship.

Lincoln Action Program's
Immigrants and Refugees Resource page
This site from a Nebraska organization does a wonderful job of listing local and other opportunities for refugees and immigrants. It has Local Programs links with opportunities for immigrants and refugees to learn job skills, create new businesses, and learn English. From the list, you can see the eligibility guidelines, office hours, get a map, contact information, and more. There are also links to connect to online English language learning activities and immigration information to help you with your INS/BCIS paperwork.

Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA)
Funded by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), the Center for Adult English Language Acquisition is designed to promote the education and achievement of adult English Language Learners. This home page offers access to many online resources about ESL and literacy, including literacy for refugees.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
NCELA, the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (formerly NCBE, the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education) is funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement & Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (formerly OBEMLA) to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the U.S.

International Organizations

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
UIL, one of six educational institutes of UNESCO, is a non-profit international research, training, information, documentation and publishing center on literacy, non-formal education, adult education, and lifelong learning. By drawing on its long and unique experience linking educational research, policy and practice, its influence and its resources, UIL makes a special contribution to enhancing access to learning, and improving the environment and quality of learning for people in all regions of the world.

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