Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities

NLD ID #89699
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Contact Information

2019 Porter St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

Primary Contact

Crystal Bui

(616) 920-0284

Hours of Operation

Saturdays: 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Sundays: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

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Program Overview

Connecting Communities is a wrap-around program designed to improve the economic well-being of individuals in the Asian community in West Michigan. The program has four components: English as a Second Language Classes (with a focus on vocational English, or VESL); U.S. citizenship test study classes; job placement and internships; and professional development. The key program is the ESL/VESL classes for recent immigrants, non-English speaking persons and people with limited resources. Our courses will be offered in different languages and are taught by volunteers with backgrounds in ESL and education.

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Cost Info

Most program events and services, such as VESL and ESL classes, are offered at no charge on a first come, first serve basis. Nominal cost of $50 for U.S citizenship study classes. Limited space available for programs. Costs subject to change.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I am very happy to come to VESL class every day. I have learned and able to talk in English with simple sentences. I will learn more English and get citizenship. When I learn more English, I will be able to communicate with my children's teacher at school so that I know how their grades are and what they do at school." - Suk may Thapa

"I am always happy to come to class and learn more so I can communicate with my American friends. I will be able to communicate with my children's teacher and know their grade and what they have to do at home. When I learn English I will be able to get a better job, too. I will be able to get citizenship when I learn English." - Aiti Subba

This program listing was last updated: January 12, 2019.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Learn English
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Volunteer at a program
  • Become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online