(A not-for-profit organization created to educate and strengthen communities)
LANBI's network of teachers, certified consultants on immigration matters, and athletic advisors will provide high-quality, comprehensive youth and immigration services, including counseling, advocacy and referrals to relevant health, social, education, and employment related services to youth, refugee and immigrant clients.
This initiative targets newly arrived adult, working-age immigrants living in East Orange and surrounding cities. The English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes will enhance the language and social skills of adult students, including listening, speaking, reading, writing and math skills. These multifaceted skills provide adult students the ability to fully participate in their children’s education, apply for jobs, enter training programs and/or college, and receive orientation and civic instruction that help them adjust to life in New Jersey. Programs such as Job Readiness, Money Management, Civics, Family Literacy and Health Literacy will be integrated in staff-assisted curriculums designed to help students actualize and/or exceed their inherent individual abilities and learning standards.
The Technology Program is geared to bridging the technology gap. The courses will include resume writing, ESL and ABE audio, vocational English and math; assist clients with online job searches, etc…
LANBI disseminates immigration information and material to recent immigrant arrivals and refugees, distributes informational and study materials to naturalization applicants , and provides immigration orientation to newly arriving refugees and responds to inquiries about naturalization, status adjustment and other immigration matters.
LANBI also offers immigrants and refugees the opportunity to strengthen their English language skills and to improve their ability to obtain a job in the United States. The Immigration Services Program offers English classes, employment skills training and orientation to the American workplace, professional training classes in customer service/retail, human services, career counseling, and job placement.
The Refugee Resettlement program (RRP) helps refugees become integrated into American society and culture.
LANBI will assist with immigration applications/petitions, adjustment of status, prepare clients for interviews with the Immigration Custom Enforcement, conduct citizenship information workshops, advise clients of relevant U.S. immigration laws, policies, and procedures, teach citizenship classes and refresher courses, organize community legal education seminars and refer clients to specific social service organizations and pro bono attorneys.