Salt Lake County Library Services has served immigrants and refugees in Salt Lake County since 1939. The Library will assist with curriculum adaptation; curriculum support materials; provide instructors as needed; meeting/training space; and professional marketing services. They will also maintain the timeline, coordinate partner efforts and be responsible for the delivery of reports to the Grantors. slcolibrary.org/
English Skills Learning Center accomplishes its mission of bringing integration, security, and empowerment to adult English language learners in Salt Lake County by offering community-based ESL and Citizenship classes. English Skills Learning Center will incorporate the Family Prosperity Initiative curriculum into Empowering Parents classes which are offered in schools and help engage parents in their children’s education. The curriculum will also be used to supplement English instruction at the LDS Humanitarian Center, where refugees participate in a year-long English and job skills training program. English Skills Learning Center will also incorporate Family Prosperity Initiative curriculum into classes offered at Glendale/Mountain View Community Learning Center and Refugee Welcome Centers. English Skills Learning Center staff members will train and supervise the volunteers who will provide classroom instruction.
Utah State University Extension Services will oversee the curriculum development, train the ESL Instructors to use developed curriculum, and will provide the stand-alone class series.
Guadalupe School's Adult Education Program teaches English to low-income immigrant adults who need to learn basic survival language skills. Students are placed in small groups and instructed by volunteer tutors who work under the supervision of trained staff members. The financial literacy curriculum will be part of Adult Education's existing competency-based language curriculum.
Refugee and Immigrant Center at Asian Association of Utah will provide space and classes at neighborhood centers to facilitate instruction and supplementary training within existing curricula. They will also promote standalone classes to refugee and immigrant populations.
International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake City works toward lasting solutions by building local capacity and self-sufficiency and promoting human rights, participation, and accountability. They have provided services to refugee communities in Utah since 1993. International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake City will play a key role in the translation and adaptation of curriculum and materials. They will also hire translators and additional instructors as needed.
University of Utah Social Research Institute provides research, training, and consultation to build and enhance the capacity for human service systems change through evidence-based practice. Social Research Institute is involved with the development of resources for research and will be preparing and conducting evaluative components of this project.
Salt Lake County Office of Community Innovation will work closely with Salt Lake County Library Services and English Skills Learning Center to identify additional partners, contribute to grant reports and provide instructors.
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Salt Lake City Public Library has served immigrants and refugees in Salt Lake City since 1898. They will provide space for classes and supplementary training as well as promote the program to the refugee and immigrant population.
Utah Education Network connects all Utah school districts, schools and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. Utah Education Network is one of the nation's premier education networks. They will assist in the promotion of classes and will provide links to materials from Utah’s Online Library that serves the entire State of Utah.
The Family Prosperity Initiative, a partnership of several agencies in Salt Lake County, Utah, would like to thank Smart Investing @ Your Library, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association for the opportunity and funds to provide financial literacy education to refugees, new immigrants and the public in Salt Lake County and surrounding communities.