Refugees who come to the United States often come with little, no, or interrupted schooling. Some arrive with advanced degrees that are not recognized in the US. The innovative Advanced ESL/GED program works to fill the gap in education by providing individualized classes to get students ready to take the GED. Obtaining a GED provides a foundation for future education and helps new Americans set the stage for creating successful lives in this country.
One of the CCC’s longest running programs, the Senior Refugee Program (SRP) provides ESL, exercise, fellowship and recreational opportunities to some of our most vulnerable residents. Older people who come as refugees face the most challenges in making the transition to a new culture, have difficulty learning English and are often isolated. The SRP offers a comfortable, safe environment in which participants spend the morning learning English, talking with volunteers, getting valuable health education information and just being together.