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					Win-Win-Win-Win
   Developing programs that
     result in a win for your
 students, budget, district, and
           community.
What are we going to share ?
How developing a Newcomer Center
to address the growing Latino
population in our area created a win-
win-win-win for our budget,
students, school district, and
community.
What change occurred in our area?
 Decreased District wide enrollment.
 Dramatic increase in the number of
 Latino families.
 What did we do to address the
           change?
Created a Newcomer Center which
provides:
   Information and referrals to community
   resources
   Employment resources
   Health and well being resources
   Legal referrals
   Computer access
These resources are available to
anyone in the county.
          Bonus Services
–K-12 school registration
–Organize fieldtrips, guest speakers,
 workshops, etc for ESL classes
–Create a translator pool for the
 District
–Offer other District wide ESL
 related resources
   Translating forms
   Parent orientation and connecting families to schools.
   Table and translation at back to school nights.
  What Is So Great About the
     Newcomer Center?
Students

Budget

School District

Community
                 Students
Learning English. Families come for
information and resources and end up
students.
Community Resources come to students
as guest speakers, through workshops
and onsite meetings with case managers.
Barriers to education are addressed.
–   Childcare
–   Eye glasses
–   Transportation
–   Domestic Issues
                    Students
FAMILY education questions are answered.
–   Registration packets
–   GED/high school diploma
–   Financial aid
–   College options
–   Bus (city & school) schedule and service
–   School meals
–   Flyers
–   Parent nights
–   Sports/activities
–   Etc………………………..
Employment Opportunities.
Healthcare is a HUGE issue. We have become
experts in healthcare options.
                 Budget
Exposure of Adult Ed ESL Program leads
to increased ADA.
Connection/enrollment point for all ESL
families seeking school sites = District
ADA and retention.
Magnet for supplemental money.
– Invitations from other groups to join their
  grants and funding requests because we make
  their proposal more attractive given our ability
  to reach the ESL population
– Invitation from the Workforce Investment
  Board to apply for $500,000 grant which was
  funded
                Budget
Free or Inexpensive Staffing.
– Puentes
– Volunteer Center of the Redwoods
– Cal Works work experience clients
– Americorps
– Humboldt State University Social Work,
  Psychology Interns
– Community College Interns
Less staff time coordinating support
services. Agencies will seek YOU out.
              School District
Increased enrollment/ADA.
Retained ESL students.
– Key indicator of student success and retention is parents
  being informed, employed, and having access to
  resources
– Serve a liaison role between non English speaking
  families and the schools
– Help provide interpreters at parent conferences
Help with organizing mandated ESL parent
meetings.
– This is a great place to recruit adult school students
Interpreter pool any school can access.
Help meeting State and Federal mandates.
          Community
Invitations to serve on committees.
 –Latino NET board
 –Steering committee for Health
  insurance initiatives
 –County Mental Health Board
 –Transportation Planning Committee
 –Rural Health Research Project
 –Hmong Resettlement Project
             Community
Community Interfaces
 Health Care
  –Mobile Medical Unit
  –Healthy Kids
  –Healthy Families
  –Dental and Vision Assistance
  –Breast Health Project
  –Prenatal Classes
  –Hospital and clinic billing offices
          Community
District Attorney's Office
–Domestic Violence
–Traffic offenses
–Child custody, child support
Worker’s Comp
First 5
Humboldt Child Care Council
Rape Crisis
County Library
          Community
Senior Resource Center
Volunteer Center of the Redwoods
Humboldt Literacy Project
Planned Parenthood
Parenting Skills Project
Migrant Education
Americorps
Department of Social Services
Lighthouse for the Blind
         Community
Community College
Recreation/Enrichment
–Zoo
–Fort Humboldt
–Museums
–Parks
Cal Works
Welfare to Work
Workforce Investment Board
      From The Inside Out
A Resource Center is not a mandated
activity. Your funding source is not going
to require this or tell you how to do it.
You are the impetuous, the resource
coordinator and the expert.
You need to figure out which services are
a win for you. You do not want to be the
legal resource office if the time and $
outweigh the contribution to your mission.
          Do’s and Don’ts
Do be ahead of the curve in addressing emerging
needs.
Do create a community resources database.
Do use existing resources that share the same
mission.
Don’t develop your service strategies strictly
around the requirements of your funding source.
They don’t know your local needs.
Do stay within the boundaries of all of your
funding sources.
Do share your resources with others.
      Food For Thought
What needs exist, or are on the
horizon, in your community that
match the vision and resources of
your organization?

				
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