Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối Programs
Language and Computer Education Classes
This cluster of programs offers multi-level English language classes and bilingual computer training to limited English language learner (ELL) adults and seniors. All classes are based on practical information for daily living and employment for refugees and immigrants and their families. We also provide job-site language classes.
Youth Link Program
This program offers a safe and constructive after-school alternative for children and young people who need assistance with homework and tutoring. The Summer Youth Link Program offers rotational learning in the areas of reading, writing, science, and math, and is accompanied by activities such as field trips, arts and crafts, rooftop herb gardening and cultural education projects.
Information and Referral Services
The Information and Referral Link is the safety net program of our agency. It serves our clients by providing the practical day-to-day bilingual information needed by refugee and immigrant families with limited English language skills or cultural familiarity. It also connects families to community resources and opportunities for greater self-sufficiency.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối celebrated its 20th anniversary this past year!
Reaching this milestone speaks to the commitment and passion of our countless volunteers who are the heart and soul of the organization and who keep our culturally relevant and community based programs humming. In 2013, Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối has served 1394 individuals, helping them to gain skills, confidence, and connections, to continue their education or find a new job, and to be actively engaged in the larger society while maintaining a sense of cultural continuity and pride.
Our programs help students and adults to succeed in this country despite multiple barriers around poverty, language, and literacy. At Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối, they find compassionate volunteers, individualized instruction, and community. At Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối, our participants know that we care.
The continuing challenge for Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối, is securing funds to sustain the coordination and administration of our core educational programs. Your support will help us to meet the demand for our educational programs and to empower individuals to fulfill their potential.