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ESOL, Citizenship & Computer Training

English Classes for Adults (ESOL)

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Walk-in registration hours for morning and afternoon English classes are:
Monday & Tuesday 8:30 am-1:00 pm and Wednesday 8:30 am – 10:00 am.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are preferred.

Registration for evening English classes is by appointment only;
call 314-773-9090 x201 to register. A photo ID is required to register.
Students must be at least 17 years old, not enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary education institution and must plan to remain in St. Louis for at least 6 months from the date of registration.

There is no fee to attend

For questions, please contact:
Amy Puskas
Education Program Manager
puskasa@iistl.org
314-773-9090, ext. 114.

US Citizenship Preparation

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We develop student knowledge of civics, the N-400 application process, and the English language skills required to successfully pass the naturalization interview. 

Registration for all citizenship programs is by appointment. Call 314-773-9090 x201 to schedule an appointment.
A permanent resident card is required to register.
 

Students must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in a public secondary education institution. Additionally, students must have had Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status for at least 2.5 to 4 years, depending on class level. 

There is no fee to attend. 

For questions, please contact
Amy Puskas
Education Program Manager
puskasa@iistl.org
314-773-9090, ext. 114.
 

Computer Instruction

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Annually, hundreds of adult immigrants learn basic computer skills in our MasterCard Smart Classroom.
There, they study for a variety of tests, prepare resumes, apply for jobs online, and perform a variety of other computer-assisted tasks.

There is no fee to attend.

For questions, please contact Amy Puskas, Education Program Manager by email at puskasa@iistl.org or by phone at 314-773-9090, ext. 114.

After School Program for Immigrant & Refugee High-School Students

Homework help, academic skill development, and recreational time for immigrant and refugee high-school students attending St. Louis Public High Schools (NCNAA, Roosevelt, Gateway STEM, & Soldan)  

Fall, Spring, & Summer Sessions  

There is no fee to attend. 

For enrollment, contact Katherine Schoeberle by email at schoeberlek@iistl.org or by phone at (314) 773-9090 ext. 140. 

Youth Mentoring Program

Refugee youth (15 – 24 years old) are paired with an adult mentor to focus on educational, vocational, and social goals. Pairs meet 1-on-1 throughout the session and attend group events. 

10-week sessions, starting in January, April, July, and October 

Must be ORR-eligible: less than 5 years in United States and be Refugee, Asylee, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Iraqi/Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, Amerasians, and victims of human trafficking 

There is no fee to participate. 

For enrollment, contact Katherine Schoeberle by email at schoeberlek@iistl.org or by phone at (314) 773-9090 ext. 140. 

Bridge to College

The Bridge to College class focuses on academic reading and writing to help English Language Learners prepare for success in college courses.  Course will be an introduction to the college study experience. Students will also learn about the college admissions process. Homework and grades will be assigned. Students must be at least 17 years old and have at least high intermediate-level English. 

 For more information, please contact Mr. Lubabalo Mntanga by email at mntangal@iistl.org or by phone at (314) 773-9090 ext. 113 

Career Advancement for International Professionals (CAIP)

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CAIP is a 16-hour training program for college-educated foreign-born immigrants who want to improve their knowledge and skills to get a professional job in the US. To enroll, foreign-born professionals must have higher-level English skills and authorization to work in the US. See flyer attached for more information.   

Fee-based program (scholarships available). 

CAIP training has helped more than 75 foreign-born professionals prepare for a more effective job search in the USA. Interested applicants can complete a short online pre-registration form by clicking on this link:  CAIP Pre-Registration Form 

For an online application form and more information, email Mr. Luba Mntanga at mntangal@iistl.org or by phone at (314) 773-9090 ext. 113