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Self-Sufficiency


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Self-Sufficiency


 

self-sufficiency & integration

Resettlement is only the first step in the long process of building a new life. CAO provides programs to support individuals in becoming self-sufficient after their initial arrival. Through a combination of community navigation, case assistance, and education programs we work hard to ensure that immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers are capable of thriving in Colorado.

 

education

We provide English as Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes all year long.

navigation

CAO Community Navigators provide resources and links to systems in the U.S. to foster a better understanding of American society and culture.

legal assistance

We provide fee-based legal assistance centered on a variety of immigration and resettlement issues.

 

Enrollment for the next citizenship class will be in September. Please contact CAO for more information at 303-953-7060.”

 

Use of this email portal is only to leave your contact information, and does not form an attorney/client relationship between you and Colorado African Organization, its legal program, or its immigration attorney.  We cannot answer your case-specific questions through this portal, and therefore, such questions will not be answered.

 

 

OUR 10 SERVICE AREAS SUPPORT COMMUNITY INTEGRATION 

Through a combination of community navigation, case assistance, and education programs we work hard to ensure that all our clients are capable of thriving in Colorado.

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New American Neighbors


New American Neighbors


New American Neighbors

Colorado African Organization (CAO) partners with Denver Public Schools and its streaming Educa Radio programs to present New American Neighbors. Through a live interview format, CAO presents seven hours a week of multilingual and multicultural programs for refugee families that give them relevant information and a means to act on their own behalf. Programs are streamed through radio, computer, and Facebook feeds, and are presented in these languages: Arabic – Middle Eastern, Arabic – African, Somali, Tigrinya, French, Karen, and Nepali. CAO welcomes guests and topics from a variety of community partners. 

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Partner Capacity


Partner Capacity


partner capacity

CAO’s first strategic priority is to provide direct community navigation and legal services for refugees in Denver and Aurora, in multiple service areas, in order to assist with their integration and self-efficacy. In addition, CAO has a second strategic priority to provide access to and trust with diverse refugee communities in Denver and Aurora, in order to help other organizations achieve their own strategic goals to better include refugees in their larger populations, whether through research, focus groups, or outreach.

At CAO we make a commitment to developing authentic and supportive partnerships with other organizations and systems. We engage with and build the capacity of our partners to understand and deliver services in a culturally relevant manner.  CAO provides fee-based, culturally-relevant partnership activities through the following means:

 

education + trainings

panel presentations

cultural conversations

interpretation services

 

outreach services

research collaborations

focus groups