Femi Memorial Outreach

Empowering Students. Turning Lives Around.

Community Outreach

Some of the immigrant communities served by Femi Memorial Outreach have not been traditionally identified as at-risk. Studies indicate that immigrants from North and West Africa assimilate into American culture with fewer problems than their Latino and Asian counterparts due to the integration of English in their countries and culture. However, these students face a variety of cultural, language, emotional and economic barriers as first-and second-generation children of African born parents who have survived civil unrest or have relocated from refugee camps in Rwanda, the Congo and Somalia. By providing academic services to these students, Femi Memorial Outreach has identified a population that has been overlooked in the past.

Family members seeking academic assistance for their children are also encouraged to utilize referrals with social and community agencies in the Chicago metropolitan area to assist with citizenship, employment, ESL and other areas of daily living.

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