Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE)

Connecting immigrant populations with the quality services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities of the Library through outreach, education, and advocacy.

Upcoming RISE Activities

Additional Programming

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A few partners are now meeting online!

For intermediate to advanced English language learners. Learners are paired with a mentor with whom they can practice conversational fluency for 1-2 hours each week online.

Contact us to sign up

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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.

Contact us to sign up

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Money Smart Kansas City offers information and links to several area resources for immigrants and refugees.

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Email Newsletter

To sign up, visit this page, enter your email address, click 'select email preferences' and choose the checkbox for the RISE newsletter.