Learning Center

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Practical Skills for Daily Living

The Refugee Learning Center is a place where newly arrived refugees come to learn critical skills that will assist them on their path to self-sufficiency.  The Learning Center offers courses on English Language Learning (ELL), Cultural Orientation, and Job Readiness training.  The multilevel ELL program allows students to practice practical English skills to assist with daily life in their new homeland.  Students facing barriers in attending ELL classes in the Learning Center may enroll in the Community ESL tutor program, a one-on-one tutoring program that takes place in the student’s home.

Cultural Orientation classes give students an opportunity to learn about starting a new life in the US.  The curriculum covers topics such as housing, the resettlement agency, financial literacy, employment, health care, English and Education, Transportation, Hygiene and Wellness, US Laws and Community Safety, and Cultural Adjustment.  Student may also enroll in Job Readiness classes that prepare new arrivals for work in the United States.  Students practice filling out job descriptions, take part in mock interviews, and discuss workplace norms.  Classes also engage in community building by volunteering with other local nonprofits in the KC metro area.

Volunteers are vital to The Refugee Learning Center success. Interested in volunteering? Please fill out our online volunteer form and a staff member will follow up with you.

Central Office Address:
2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102


Housing & Utility FY19 7,505 times that housing and utility existence was provided to those facing homelessness or disconnection in the past year Did You Know? Hygiene & Clothing 171,603 times that personal hygiene items and clothing were distributed in 2019 Did You Know? Kids Summer Food FY19 12,283 nutritious meals were served through the Kids Summer Food Program Did You Know? Resource Bus FY19 11,682 times the Resource Bus provided basic necessities, case management and more to our rural neighbors Did You Know? Case Management FY19 14,510 Case Management meetings to assess comprehensive needs through one-on-one communication Did You Know? Refugees FY19 204 refugees were welcomed and provided ongoing support Did You Know? KLPP FY19 81 predatory loans were eliminated through the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) Did You Know? Hospice FY19 394 patients received compassionate end-of-life care from Catholic Community Hospice in 2019 Did You Know? Food Assistance FY19 259,394 times that food assistance was provided to families in our community in the past year Did You Know?

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