Integrated Community

CIIC's impact on the immigrant community, local businesses, and non-immigrant community members is indispensable. The more services we can provide, the less dependent our clients will be on emergency and crisis services, which ultimately results in a more unified, thriving community.

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Resource and Referral

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Families
Hispanics
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

The only program in the Yampa Valley that provides assistance to non-English speaking community members in the areas of medical, employment, housing, legal and other basic needs, thereby decreasing the workload of other human service agencies in the area.

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Immigration Assistance Services

Class

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security 

Beneficiaries

Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Immigrants, Newcomers, Refuges
Migrant Workers

Description

In 2016, we received recognition with the U.S Department of Justice to provide limited immigration services. We represent clients applying for citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), more commonly known as the dream act. We also assist with residency renewals and travel passports. 

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Interpretation and Translation

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Families
Hispanics
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

Language Justice at Integrated Community- One Room, Many Voices
Language Justice ensures that everyone's voices are truly heard and included in the process of community change, and it is a critical element of movements for social justice.

Our program prepares interpreters and translators to create a more inclusive community by improving access to spaces in which people can connect across differences of language, culture, race, ethnicity, and immigration experience. Delivering subsidized medical and non-medical interpretation services by professional interpreters contracted, managed and trained by CIIC. In 2016, we began 24/7 emergency on call interpreters for local law enforcement and crisis response agencies.

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Education/English Tutoring

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Families
Hispanics
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

The only in-home, one-on-one tutoring program offering English lessons to English Language Learners. Our "Early Childhood" programs (83 children ages 0-5 in 2020) bring Madres Enseñando into the homes of Spanish-speaking families. Listo Para Kinder, kindergarten readiness. Raising a reader helps families develop, practice and maintain home literacy routines. Our new Initiative Learning Box, home base preschool education program. These programs serve families with children attending preschool through Kindergarten; all part of our early childhood initiatives.

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