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Welcome: Library Services to Multi-Lingual Communities in Connecticut: Other Resources

Other Resources

National Resources

ALA's American Dream Starts @ your library which provides a one-time grant up to $15,000 to add or expand literacy services for the adult English language learners in their communities.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Citizenship Resource Center, with additional resources for libraries, recognizing that libraries play a critical role in serving immigrant communities.

USCIS also provides grants up to $250,000 over two years for Citizenship and Integration programs in libraries.

Statewide Resources

Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC)

Report Focuses on English Language Learners and Their Impact on Connecticut's Education and Workforce from the Latino Endowment Fund / Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Local Resources

English as a Second Language - service providers in Connecticut - source: Network of Care

Literacy Volunteers in Connecticut:

Other Tools & Resources

From the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA:

English Language Learners (ELL) in 2013-2014, by District - source: CT Mirror
 

Welcome: Services to Multi-Lingual Communities

Welcome is a discussion group for Connecticut library staff serving multilingual populations. The group is facilitated by Steve Cauffman and Maria Bernier from the Division of Library Development at the Connecticut State Library.

Quick fact: 22% of the people in Connecticut speak a language other than English at home.*

*Source: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates via American Fact Finder

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