Advocacy and Refugee Community Outreach

Resources We Recommend

English Learner Toolkit. This toolkit developed by the US Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition is designed with school leaders and administrators in mind. It reviews a number of topics about how to enact federal policies at a school and district level, including working with families

Dear Colleague Letter  (US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and US Department of Justice): This letter outlines the history and laws pertaining to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1964 that guarantee equal access to education for students who are not yet proficient in English.

Dallas ISD Translation Services. This website has contact information about the different interpretation (verbal) and translation (written documents) services available to teachers and administrators in DISD. If you teach or plan to teach in DISD, this is a great resource.

Office of Refugee Resettlement. This site is maintained by the governmental Office of Human and Health Services. It provides current networking information about resources for refugee families and communities.

American Refugee Committee. This is a foundation-run program dedicated to creating innovative ways to help people build new lives in a country. Their core belief is described as creating a “platform for realizing the goodwill of everyday people.”

International Rescue Committee. This non-profit organization was founded almost 100 years ago and self-describes as “delivering¬†lifesaving care to people fleeing conflict and natural disaster. Year after year, the IRC is one of the highest-ranking nonprofits for accountability, transparency, and efficient use of contributions.”

US Department of State Refugee Admissions. This site has the most up-to-date government information about the regulations on refugee admissions, facts, policies, and requirements.