CIANA helps new immigrants acquire basic English language skills in order to advocate for their families, achieve their personal and professional goals, and prepare for citizenship and civic participation. CIANA’s adult ESL and civics classes are vital to the community, most of whom are low income and heavily rely on CIANA being able to provide these courses. The classes are free for students and enrollment is rolling.
Across the United States, adult ESL and civics classes are in high demand. Of the 43.7 million adult learners in the U.S. who are identified as having Low English Proficiency, only 3.4% are served by state-run programs. Programs like CIANA’s, which combine English literacy with civics education, are currently only reaching 110,000 students across the whole country.
That is why CIANA needs your help to raise $20,000 as part of our Passport to Education campaign to continue to teach our students our civics-integrated ESL curriculum to set them up for integration and personal success.
About Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, Inc. (CIANA):
Since 2006, Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, Inc. (CIANA) has been identifying newcomers soon after they arrive in the country, introducing them to American systems and laws, and offering them a holistic path towards citizenship and advancement.
Our mission is to prevent the growing marginalization of new immigrants and refugees from highly traditional societies through special transitional services, leading to their successful integration into the socio-economic and civic life of America while continuing to maintain pride in their cultural heritage.
Learn more about our work and who we are.
CIANA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, registered in New York under the name Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, Inc. (CIANA). If you are a resident of the United States, your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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