Building Community, Building Citizenship, Part 2

Citizenship 1Deirdre Routt and Anna Wilcoxon created a citizenship resources list during their research on Pilot Project 2. Their list includes citizenship classes, ESL (English as Second Language) classes, legal assistance/workshops, and citizenship tutoring in the Omaha area. Each entry includes – More

Building Community, Building Citizenship

Citizenship 1Data from the most recent U.S. Census tells us that ten percent of Omaha’s total population is foreign-born.  71.6% of these individuals are not United States citizens.  Since this figure emerged as a bit of a surprise, Deirdre Routt and I decided to explore the relationship between citizenship and community.  Does a higher percentage of citizenship equal a more inclusive community?  Is there something happening in Omaha that functions as a barrier to citizenship?  Are these issues as intertwined as we suspect or are we assuming a relationship that isn’t valid?  Does citizenship matter? More

English as Second Language (ESL) Providers, Part 3

ESL Providers 1Several unexpected connections occurred from our ESL provider gathering.  After the meeting, our information was forwarded to several other organizations that wanted to be included in the ESL resource we were putting together.  These were three contacts that were unable to attend the meeting.  However, they were eager to be included in the provider resource guide.

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English as Second Language (ESL) Providers, Part 2

ESL Providers 1Suzan Jank and Laurie Hajek-Jones created a resources list for English as Second Language (ESL) providers during their research on Pilot Project 1.  Their list focuses on where classes are offered in the Omaha area.  More

English as Second Language (ESL) Providers

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Project Purpose and Statement Goal

English Language Learners (ELL) are offered free classes by a number of Omaha organizations that may not be collaborating with each other.   The need for these services is greater than what is currently provided.  By bringing these organizations together, relationships may be formed, overlaps or gaps in services will be discovered, and resources among organizations may be used more efficiently. More