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Dr. Holly Sienkiewicz

Dr. Holly Sienkiewicz (Center for New North Carolinians) received new funding from the New Arrivals Institute for the project “Refugee After School Program.” The abstract notes that many newly arrived refugee children need additional support and tutoring to achieve success in school. They also need the opportunity to experience activities that they might not otherwise get to experience such as Girl Scouts, sports activities and field trips. Adult refugees need help with employment assistance and English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL).

The project’s objective is to prepare refugee children for success in school and adults for the workforce. An after-school tutoring program, social enrichment activities, and ESOL and employment readiness will be provided at two CNNC community centers that provide services to refugees.