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Innovative Approaches to Improving Refugee Integration

Another program in Clarkston, Georgia, called the Refugee Family Literacy Program, offers English classes designed for mothers and their small children of age 5 and under. While mothers are attending the English classes, their young children go through an early childhood development program.42 The program also has a component that brings mothers and children together for activities and another component that teaches mothers life skills. The Refugee Family Literacy Program uses volunteers from the refugee community as teacher’s assistants for young children, helping them to maintain a connection with their first language while learning English. Find the full article from the Center for American Progress HERE.


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