Long Island Two Generation Education Convening Free on May 30

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Long Island Two Generation Convening – May 30th
The New York Immigration Coalition, hosted by the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, would like to invite you to join us at a convening on Two Generation Education on May 30th at 12:30PM at 150 Broadhollow Rd #118, Melville, NY 11747. Lunch will be provided.
Please register here.
As part of an exciting new project the NYIC is working on with the Annie E. Casey foundation, the NYIC is holding a convening to explore two generation approaches to education for immigrant families. Two Generation approaches are key to ensuring young children reap the full potential of early childhood programs and that parents are able to not only fully engage in their child’s education, but also further their own skills and development.
This convening will be an opportunity to share successful approaches to serving immigrant families in a more holistic and integrated way as well as explore the gaps in funding and service that are preventing programs from supporting a two generation approach to their work. We invite both those who run two generation programs as well as those programs who may only have some of the components in place, but are interested in this approach. Relevant programs include, but are not limited to: Home Visiting, Early Childhood Education, Adult Literacy and Education, Parent engagement programs, Settlement Houses, and programs with explicitly multi-generation approaches, including refugee and general family support services.

Please RSVP here.

For any questions or concerns, if you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Liza Schwartzwald at LSchwartzwald@NYIC.org.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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