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Education

Leah Cox
Youth and Family Outreach Coordinator
(630) 738-7748
lcox@wr.org

Refugees and other immigrants arriving in the U.S. come with a wide variety of educational and linguistic backgrounds, but all share the desire to integrate and thrive in their new home.

Learning English - a gateway to life in the U.S. - is a critical part of this journey. Without basic English language skills, newly arrived refugees and other immigrants are unable to access the resources and services that help them navigate daily life in the US. Economic opportunities are also drastically limited, creating a significant barrier to flourishing in their new country.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

A High-Quality Learning Experience

At World Relief, we’re working to change this reality.

We believe every immigrant should have access to a high-quality, professional place to learn English. With over 30 years of experience educating tens of thousands of adult students across the nation, our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes provide immigrants with the language skills, community connections, and independence they need to flourish and succeed in the U.S.

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What We Offer Quad Cities

Classes and tutoring options are offered to immigrants at their appropriate skill levels. In partnership with Spring Forward, World Relief Quad Cities offers Family Literacy classes with childcare for young children. Other education services include enrollment in ESL (English as a Second Language) classes and ABE/GED classes, as well as ongoing citizenship classes through NAI to prepare immigrants for their citizenship interview and exam.

Students may also receive digital literacy training, job interview training, the skills required to best support their children in school, information on how to obtain citizenship, and advice on how to meet personal goals. Services result in confidence and the ability to more successfully navigate day-to-day life in the United States.

“You have helped me obtain direction, support, affection, and the necessary tools to start a new life here in the USA. I could not have reached my goals so quickly without your help. Thank you very much!”

- Ysbelia, WR Client

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