Education for Refugees

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CPCC's Role

The goal of this program is twofold: 1) to offer a comprehensive educational orientation program for diverse groups of adult refugees in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community, and 2) to provide English language instruction throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community to meet specific and defined language, employment, and family needs of adult refugees.

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How are students referred?

Students are referred to our program by the resettlement agency that hosts them in this area.

All of our students are refugees or individuals who have been granted asylum by the U.S. government. Individuals who arrive looking for English classes who are not refugees or asylees are referred to other local ESL classes offered by CPCC.
Please see below for additional information.

 

Organization
Description Webpage
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Provides ESL Classes www.cpcc.edu
Catholic Social Services (CSS) Refugee resettlement agency www.cssnc.org
Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency Refugee resettlement agency http://www.carolinarefugee.org/
NC Department of Health and Human Services (DSS) Provides caseworker assistance to some of our students www.ncdhhs.gov
Best Plus Our current assessment method
http://www.cal.org/aea

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