Act 4 Unity offers English classes for students with varying levels of language skill, accommodating persons who may have never gone to school in their native country as well as those who have some of the basics but need to become more proficient. The program also serves individuals who receive MFIP and are required to attend ESL classes 20 hours per week to maintain their benefits. The English classes are held at the agency Mondays through Fridays, and are taught by qualified ESL teachers.
The purpose of the Health Program is to help refugees and immigrants, especially those from Vietnam, Burma, and Somalia, overcome language, cultural and economic barriers to health and healthy lifestyles. The program provides a well-rounded set of health education and promotion activities, including classes on diseases and their prevention; help with enrollment in affordable public and private health insurance plans, such as Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, and food support; outreach at community festivals, churches, temples and other places where refugees and immigrants gather; and help in accessing mainstream health services.
Refugees arrive in the U.S. eager to support themselves and their family. Employment counselors work with refugees to help find their first job in the U.S. The Institute’s Refugee Employment Services helps newly-arrived refugees attain economic self-sufficiency by helping eligible clients find quality job opportunities within the local community.
We believe in the power of entrepreneurship – and an entrepreneurial spirit – to tackle global challenges, transform communities, create jobs, spur economic growth and close the opportunity gap that confronts far too many people here in the United States and around the world.
The actions of one person have the potential to spark a movement. And we believe that it is movements created by engaged citizens that can lead to transformative change.
To engage Southeast Asian (SEA) youth and young adults will engage their community in tobacco free prevention activities that promote the adoption of comprehensive tobacco-free policies, including tobacco-free grounds, tobacco-free funding, and cessation referrals.