Students can begin the program at any time throughout the year, and they progress at their own rate. Each lesson contains 10 to 20 specific objectives to be accomplished. IRWP focuses on equipping students to function with increased confidence and independence, handle emergency and medical situations, manage their finances, understand their rights in cases of domestic violence, obtain employment, receive U.S. citizenship, and much more. Our teachers strive to help our students accomplish their personal goals.
Students are between the ages of 18 yrs – 65 yrs. They have lived here from several months to many years. 11% of current students received no formal education in their country of origin while an additional 22% received less than six years of education.
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- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
Republic of Congo
- Dominican Republic
- Ivory Coast
- Republic of the Congo
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Korea
- Builds self-confidence
- Relieves women’s isolation in a new culture
- Enhances ability to communicate with their doctor, children’s teachers, and community members
- Strengthens communication skills for their workplace and positions them to be a valued employee
- Prepares them for citizenship
- Assists in developing financial literacy