Two new fact sheets from the Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative are now available. They highlight what the project learned about collaborating to help immigrants and refugees advance in the workforce and in the community.
The Workforce Collaborations fact sheet describes the services offered by employment-focused networks in Lancaster (PA), Boise (ID), and Rhode Island. With adult education programs playing a key role, each network addressed gaps in the career pathways available to English language learners in their communities. Noted here are their most effective strategies and the ways that collaboration improved their access to funding.
The Library Collaborations fact sheet describes the ways adult education providers and libraries collaborated in White Center (WA), Fresno (CA), and Rhode Island to create innovative and accelerated learning opportunities for English language learners. We highlight the distinct approach taken in each context and how these collaborations benefitted their communities as well as the partner organizations.
The Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative was funded by the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) as a technical assistance contract led by World Education, Inc., in partnership with IMPRINT, Welcoming America, and the National Partnership for New Americans.
Andy Nash, World Education
The grant that funded Global Talent Idaho's initial work was a U.S. Department of Labor Job-Driven National Emergency Grant (NEG) that names foreign-trained workers who are also dislocated as one of three priority job seeker groups. You can read more about Boise's workforce collaboration (and funding) in the final Lessons Learned report for this initiative.