Des Moines

Organization: EMBARC

2309 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 515-286-3928


Services:

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No


The Refugee Parent Navigator Project provides peer-to-peer child development and parenting education through community-based support services to increase family problem-solving skills and knowledge of Western parenting norms. Information is provided in the parent's native language. The program also provides access to preschool and kindergarten classes.

Services:

  • Interpretation services for parent and teacher conferences, home visits and fall orientation
  • Cultural presentations
  • Preschool and kindergarten enrollment assistance
  • Parental education and support
  • Connections groups may be available

Eligibility:

Parents who are refugees

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No


EMBARC launched their RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps program in 2015, with a focus on increasing economic self-sufficiency, job readiness, and community engagement of individuals who came to the U.S. as refugees. Up to 70 RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps members complete a RefugeeRISE service term each year. RefugeeRISE (Rebuild, Integrate, Serve and Empower) leverages the power of community by training emerging leaders from refugee and immigrant communities to become work-readiness trainers. RISE leaders connect and support fellow refugees with education, jobs and services to increase economic opportunities for refugees and economic growth to Iowa.

Services:

  • Remove barriers to accessing employment
  • Provide supports that lead to economic self-sufficiency
  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate support
  • Educate to help refugees navigate life in the US
  • ‘Leadership opportunities for refugees

Eligibility:

Anyone can apply.

Intake Process:

Apply on the website

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

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