Immigration/Refugee Services

Don Bosco Center

English as a Second Language is offered through a partnership with Don Bosco Center and Penn Valley Community College. Students are tested at registration to determine their level of proficiency, and then enrolled into an appropriate class. The curriculum is designed to not only teach the language, but also aspects of American daily life, culture and traditions.

Don Bosco ESL Center
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
816-691-2832
http://www.donbosco.org

El Centro, Inc.

Adult Education assists students to value a life-time of learning by helping them acquire their General Equivalency Degree (GED) in Spanish. Multi-level English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction improves the proficiency of non-native speakers and ensures they participate fully in the democratic process. Citizenship Preparation Classes include a review of questions for the exam and discussion about U.S. history, government, and politics.

El Centro, Inc. Argentine
1333 27 S. 27th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66106
913-281-1186
http://www.elcentroinc.com

Jewish Vocational Service

Services for new refugees includes transitional cash assistance, health benefits, and a wide variety of social services, funded through the US Office of Refugee Resettlement Grants. The primary focus is employment services such as job training, job development, orientation to the workplace and job counseling. To further assist in family adjustment to the US, additional services are offered such as family strengthening, youth and elderly services, adjustment counseling, and mental health services.

Jewish Vocational Service
1608 Baltimore
Kansas City, Mo 64108
(816) 471-2808
www.jvskc.org