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The Network Advantage for Advancing Immigrants' Linguistic, Economic, and Civic Integration

Posted on 02/05/2015

Networks for Integrating New Americans

Networks for Integrating New Americans External link opens in new window or tab is a national initiative funded by the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE), U.S. Department of Education that is positioning adult education programs as key contributors to place-based, multi-sector networks working to advance immigrants' civic, economic and linguistic integration. The Networks initiative has five networks located in California, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington State. Each site features an adult education/ESOL program as a key stakeholder in its local network.

A national webinar External link opens in new window or tab featuring work in progress and strategies employed by three of the five participating networks will take place on February 19, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST).

Presenters

Cheryl Hiester is the Executive Director of the Lancaster Literacy Council and member of the Core Team of Lancaster County Refugee Coalition in Lancaster-Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Linda Faaren is Special ESL Programs Manager at Highline College and member of the Core Team of the White Center Promise Network in King County, Washington.

Tara Wolfson is the Employment and Training Program Manager and Coordinator of the Neighbors United Network in Boise, Idaho.

Moderator

Silja Kallenbach directs the Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative and is Vice President at World Education where she oversees and supports World Education's U.S. programs.

Contact Networks for Integrating New Americans External link opens in new window or tab to find out more and to register.

Source: National College Transition Network at World Education External link opens in new window or tab