The Reading Refugees Program. Objective: To provide tutoring and educational services to refugees entering the South Atlantic region of the United States in order to increase the number of refugees applying for permanent United States residency. Mike Marrero SOC-402-01 April 22, 2014.
The Reading Refugees Program
Objective: To provide tutoring and educational services to refugees entering the South Atlantic region of the United States in order to increase the number of refugees applying for permanent United States residency.
April 22, 2014
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement:
“If [refugees] do not possess a citizenship status, influence, connections, and language skills (competency in English in this study), they will feel alone and bare in an unconquered environment, [and] consequently will be at risk of mental health deterioration.”
“A much lower percentage of refugees (25.6%) work in skilled jobs compared to other immigrants (41.7%)…This occupational difference for refugees should not come as a total surprise as refugees, due to lower English abilityand educational levels, often end up in the first available job they can find…”
“Language barriers can represent a major challenge for the social integration of non-English speaking refugee populations.”
Carbajal, María José and JesúsMaría de Miguel Calvo. 2012. “Needs Assessment of Mental Health Services among Cuban Refugees Resettled in Roanoke, Virginia, USA: An Explanatory Study.” Cuadernos de Trabajo Social, 25(2):477-487.
Connor, Phillip. 2010. “Explaining the Refugee Gap: Economic Outcomes of Refugees versus Other Immigrants.” Journal of Refugee Studies, 23(3):377-397.
Tshabangu-Soko, Thandi S. and Rosemary M. Caron. 2011. “English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Improving English Language Acquisition for Preliterate and Nonliterate Adult African Refugees.” Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 9:416-433.
Step 1: Find estimated salaries for employees in Florida—the site of the program.
Step 2A: Research average number of hours worked by employees in United States.
Step 2B: Convert hourly salaries into annual (estimated) by multiplying values from Steps 1 and 2A.
Step 3: Research average monthly rent for office space in Florida.
Step 4: Look up average market costs of material items.
Step 5: Create formalized budget.