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Save the Date: Family Engagement Event

Family engagement expert Phyllis Harris will host the Celebrate Summer Learning at 3pm on Wednesday, July 8th at Gladstone Elementary School, 335 N. Elmwood, Kansas City, Missouri. Community providers will share resources and services, and teachers will lead parents and children in family literacy activities. Please

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JVS’ Global Table Event

Jewish Vocational Service, the primary resettlement agency for refugees in Kansas City and a KCPS Language Services partner, is hosing its third annual Global Table fundraising event benefiting JVS programs and services on Sunday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. The event

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Save the Date – April Community and Family Engagement Event

Family and community engagement expert Phyllis Harris will host “The Diversity of Libraries – Enhancing Our Knowledge,” a community and family engagement event, at the Kansas City Public Library’s Main Branch at 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City in the 5th floor

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Gardens for Refugees

Jewish Vocational Service’s new program Global Gardens provides land, tools, seeds, and plants to increase healthy eating and exercise and decrease social isolation among refugees served by JVS. Karen and Nepali refugees participating this year have attended gardening workshops at JVS throughout

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Chinese Immersion Program

Kansas City Public School’s Foreign Language Academy is launching a Chinese immersion program for fall 2015. See details below about inquires and enrollment.

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Parenting in the U.S. Class for ELL Families

On the third Thursday of each month, Jewish Vocational Service now hosts a class for parents and caregivers of ELLs. “Parenting in the U.S.” covers topics such as discipline practices, child health and safety, and developing routines that create stability. Participants observe engaging role

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Family Engagement Event Scenarios: 1 of 4

Thank you to family and community engagement expert Mrs. Phyllis Harris for organizing Wednesday night’s Gathering Resources from Diversity Partners event at Webster’s Kansas City campus. Also, thanks to our project co-directors Melissa Fields-Allgeyer and Allyson Hile as well as Webster

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