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Refugee Learning Center

Providing educational opportunities for refugees

A Path Towards Self-Sufficiency

The Refugee Learning Center is a set of programming that provides essential learning and life skills to refugees of all ages. Learning Center programs help refugees become more self-sufficient, acclimate to American culture and learn the English language. Volunteers are vital to these programs.

Learning Center Programs

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Refugee Learning Center provides the following services:

Services for Older Refugees

Assisting refugees aged 60+
Services include case management and citizenship prep for older refugees.

Refugee School Impact for Kids

Enhancing education for refugee youth
School readiness simulations and activity-based learning programs for children.

Refugee School Impact for Adults

Empowering parents of refugee children
Informational seminars, workshops and engagement activities for refugee parents.

English Language Classes

English Language Learning (ELL) & Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)
Programs designed to help refugees learn the English language and skills needed for a career in the U.S.

Digital Access for Refugees

Enhancing refugees’ technical knowledge
Educational courses which enable or improve computer literacy.

Cultural Orientation for Refugees

Helping refugees assimilate to American life
We provide class workshops that cover vital knowledge and skills needed to live in the U.S.

  FAST FACTS: 2023

  • 377 Students

    participated in English classes to help overcome language barriers that can lead to isolation and loss of job opportunities.

  • 1,348 Classes

    1,348 English language classes, citizenship preparation classes and New Roots training classes were held to help refugees and immigrants acclimate to their new home.

  • 7,000+ Volunteers

    helped carry out our mission this past fiscal year, generously donating 141,611 hours – a financial impact of over $4.5 million!

Digital Access Resources for Refugees

Hope Stories and Blog Posts about Our Refugee & Immigration Services

Contact Us

Use the form below to contact the Refugee Learning Center.
Please submit other questions to our general Contact Catholic Charities page.

Interested in volunteering with the Refugee Learning Center? Check out our Refugee Volunteer Opportunities!