Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE)
The mission of Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) is to connect immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities of the Library through outreach, education, and advocacy.
Refugee Immigrant Services Empowerment (RISE) Outreach Manager:
English in Action
Need help practicing English? This program connects a native English speaker with a high – level English language learner. They will meet 2 hours per week at any of our ten library branches. Sign up to be matched with a mentor here.
Citizenship Interview Practice
Nervous about your Naturalization Interview? You can practice your interview for FREE at any of our ten library locations. Volunteers are standing by to help you practice speaking, reading and writing English along with correctly answering the 100 USCIS Civics Questions. Sign up here to be matched with a citizenship interview practice mentor!
100 Civics Questions and Answers
The naturalization test includes up to 10 questions about U.S. civics. These 10 questions are chosen from a list of 100. All 100 civics questions can be accessed on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, along with their answers.
Money Smart Kansas City: Immigrant and Refugee Services
Money Smart Kansas City offers information and links to several area resources for immigrants and refugees. Moving to new place can be difficult. There are so many transitions to make: new and different ways of doing things, cultural norms to understand, a new language to learn, a job to find... If you are a refugee or immigrant, we hope the information from Money Smart Kansas City will be of help to you
The Kansas City Public Library maintains a list of local social service resources searchable by our neighborhood Branches. Locate everything from child care, to transportation, to employment and emergency services, closest to your Branch.