Voluntary Agency (VOLAG Offices in Kansas City)
Provides initial placement services to refugees arriving in the United States within the first 90 days.
Catholic Charites of NE Kansas
2220 Central Kansas
Kansas City, KS 66102
Serving Northeast Kansas. Houses Refugee Employment Services, a free resource to Kansas City employers that provides a large pool of pre-screened employees authorized to work in the United States. Our goal is to match qualified clients with employers in Kansas City who value hard work and want to provide stable employment opportunities.
Jewish Vocational Services
Kansas City, MO 64108
Serving Northwestern Missouri and Northeast Kansas. Services for new refugees includes transitional cash assistance, health benefits, and a wide variety of social services, funded through the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement Grants. The primary focus is employment services such as job training, job development, orientation to the workplace and job counseling. To further assist in family adjustment to the United States, additional services are offered such as family strengthening, youth and elderly services, adjustment counseling, and mental health services.
New Roots for Refugees
Meredith Walrafren – Program Assistant and CSA Coordinator
2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
New Roots for Refugees is a sustainable urban farm designed to empower refugee women from Africa and Asia. With 16 different farmers selling at 11 different area markers, produce is available for sale at Farmers Markets throughout the Kansas City metro area.
English as a Second Language
Don Bosco Center
Kansas City, MO 64106
English as a second language is offered through a partnership with Don Bosco Center and Penn Valley Community College. Students are tested at registration to determine their level of proficiency, and then enrolled into an appropriate class. The curriculum is designed to not only teach the language, but also aspects of American daily life, culture and traditions.
El Centro, Inc.
1333 27 S. 27th Street
Kansas City, KS 66106
Adult Education assists students to value a life-time learning by helping them acquire their General Equivalency Degree (GED) in Spanish. Multi-level English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction improves the proficiency of non-native speakers and ensures they participate fully in the democratic process. Citizenship Preparation Classes include a review of questions for the exam and discussion about United States history, government, and politics.