NC State Refugee Program Advisory Council
Grant: RAP-Socal Services (RAP-SS)
Services: English Language Training, Employment Readiness, Health Education, Educational Counseling, Vocational Skills Training, Community Orientation, Citizenship Preparedness, Supportive Services, Early Childhood Transitional Classes, and Community Liaison.
New Arrivals Institute provides a variety of classes and services that include English Language Training, cultural orientation, health literacy, employment readiness, vocational skills training, citizenship preparedness, educational counseling, early childhood transitional classes and case management. Additionally, the institute acts as a community liaison to educate individuals and community partners about newly arrived refugees and immigrants and the services available to them. Learning English, employment skills and community orientation is vital to the success and self-sufficiency of refugees in Guilford County. Unlike other refugee programs that are only able to work with refugees for the first 5 years they have lived in the USA the English Language Training (ELT) program is able to work with students until they become a US Citizen. As such the ELT program is vitally important as it is often the only resource available to long term residents needing assistance and therefore NAI has worked to develop ELT courses that teach clients how to meet their employment and societal needs while learning English.