When Than Kyi first came to the United States as a refugee from Burma 5 years ago, she knew she’d need more English to help her family succeed in a new land. Than Kyi enrolled at International Learning Center, where she made quick progress in English literacy and speaking, and increased involvement with her children’s education. This summer her two older children attended Community Learning Center Summer Camp at Neighborhood House, and her two younger children attended preschool at ILC while she prepared for her upcoming citizenship exam.
Program Assistant Nang Kham provided crucial bilingual support to help Than Kyi and other refugee families register for summer programs. Parents attended summer English and citizenship classes while their kids had access to academic support and recreational activities at nearby Neighborhood House.