2) The International Rescue Committee (IRC) resettles many refugees each year. Their mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future. On this site, you will find more information on the lives of refugees and how the IRC works with them regarding health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power. Their office in Elizabeth, NJ also offers various services for the immigrant and refugee community.
3) Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.
4) The Refugee Center Online is a website created for refugees and immigrants in the United States. It is a one-stop, comprehensive website that houses all of the resources and information newcomers need to build successful lives for themselves and their families here in America. Content has been curated by resettled refugees and immigrants and is written for ESL viewers and those with limited formal educations. Programs are further enhanced by both automated and manual translations and the latest in multi-modal learning techniques. They offer a free U.S. citizenship classes, GED prep classes, as well as information on housing and other important social service items. The site can be translated to various languages.
5) With an office right here in Elizabeth, Make the Road NJ builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation. They also offer a youth advocacy group, community service, and guidance with college for high-school aged students.
6) These cards provide families with what to do if you are an immigrant stopped by law enforcement agents.
No matter your immigration status, you have rights when you interact with immigration agents or the police. These cards are provided in various languages.
7) New York University's Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools has compiled glossaries by subject (Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies) and by grade levels in various languages. Feel free to use this with your children for homework help.