Worthington Public School District
Advocacy - Immigrant/Refugee Families
Area Learning Center
117 11th Ave, Ste 2, Worthington, MN, 56187-1583
Distance: 1150 Miles
Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible
Helps Spanish speaking and Karen speaking immigrant and refugee families navigate the school system and connect to local services
See website for a list of contact phone numbers.
- Assistance with community resources
Worthington and School District #518; open enrollment available.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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FT-8000School System Advocacy Definition
Programs that assist families in their interactions with the school system which may include help with school registration, enrollment of children in special programs, intervention on behalf of students facing disciplinary action or expulsion and other activities which facilitate communication between families and school staff.
Individuals from other countries who have come to the United States to live permanently.
Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).
YH-0500.8170-385Karen Community Definition
Individuals who reside in Karen State in southern and southeastern Myanmar (Burma), or who identify themselves as part of the Karen community. The term "Karen" is an umbrella term that refers to a heterogeneous lot of Sino-Tibetan speaking ethnic groups that do not share a common language, culture, religion or material characteristics. The Karen constitute the third largest ethnic population in Myanmar.
YH-6000.3100Hispanic/Latino Community Definition
Americans of Spanish or Latin American descent. Latin America is a geographic and cultural region comprising 18 Spanish-speaking countries, Brazil, and Haiti, or generally the areas which Spain and Portugal colonized in the Americas.