The United States Refugee Program helps thousands of refugees resettle in the United States each year. Its Cultural Orientation Project website provides free Culture Profiles on many refugee populations and Best Practices--Cultural Orientation Activities.
The World Affairs Council has a local site, which can also lead you to the national organization. The WAC features an expert on some subject of international interest who speaks during a luncheon at noon at the Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West. Cost is $19.00 for members and $25.00 for guests. The address and calendar are on the website.
The Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) provides national leadership in promoting high quality education for the nation's population of English language learners (ELLs). Traditionally, this population has been known as limited English proficient students (LEPs). OELA's mission is to include various elements of school reform in programs designed to assist the language minority agenda. These include an emphasis on high academic standards, school accountability, professional development, family literacy, early reading, and partnerships between parents and the communities.
(CPIRC) Colorado Parent Information and Resource Center) is funded by the US Deptartment of Education with the mission to build partnerships between schools and families. CPIRC offers free school-based workshops in English and Spanish for parents, free professional development for educators, and more. Contact Tina House at (303) 355-5387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs (from the National PTA) http://www.pta.org/ It takes time and care to be an involved parent. Who are your child's friends? What excites your child at school? Questions like these can lead you to the keys to the success of your child in school, with friends, and in life. Explore some ways that you can make a difference in your child's life.