If you are a current volunteer with the English Empowerment Center, click here for class-specific resources.
Calendar of Professional Learning Opportunities
A curated collection of events, recordings, and other resources for adult educators and family literacy instructors at the English Empowerment Center and beyond. Updated regularly. Events are free except where noted.
Resource Centers for Afghans and Ukrainians
The Afghan Resource Center offers practical information and resources for newly arriving Afghans to the USA. Find information in English, Dari, or Pashto on services and benefits, immigration, jobs, daily life, American culture, U.S. laws, money, health, and education. Visitors to the site can access the free FindHello app to connect to 4000+ local resources and service providers across the country. Find help for every status including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), refugees, and people with humanitarian parole.
The USA Information Center for Ukrainians offers practical information and resources for people coming to the United States from Ukraine. Find information in English, Ukrainian, and Russian on U.S. immigration, jobs, daily life, American culture, laws, money, health, and education.
The Afghan Resource Center and the Information Center for Ukrainians were created as part of USAHello's partnership with Welcome.us
For Afghans: https://usahello.org/afghan-resource-center/
For Ukrainians: https://usahello.org/information-center-for-ukrainians/
Video Series: Digital Literacy for Life and Work
This series for newcomer families includes 16 short videos, covering topics such as digital safety and scams, preventing viruses and malware, work readiness and job applications, and financial capabilities and online banking. Created by refugee and immigrant assistance organizations HIAS and HIAS Pennsylvania, the video series is available in 6 languages – Arabic, Dari, English, Spanish, Swahili, and Ukranian. The 16 videos:
- Digital Literacy and Managing Data
- Secure WiFi Networks
- Digital Safety and Scams
- Monitoring Children’s Online Activity
- Managing Your Digital Footprint
- Preventing Malware and Viruses
- Identifying Misinformation
- Staying Informed and Local Media
- Digital English Language Learning
- Online Translation and Interpretation
- Work Readiness and Job Applications
- Using Online Workspace to Apply for Jobs
- Professional Networking
- Financial Capabilities and Online Banking
- Online Learning Opportunities
- Digital Resiliency and Agency