IMMIGRANT STUDENT SUPPORT GROUPS –
Project Libertad provides weekly support groups to newcomer immigrant students at six schools in the Norristown and Phoenixville Area School Districts. These groups focus on four key areas of need:
LEGAL SERVICES –
Many of our students are in deportation proceedings, fighting their immigration cases in court. Others are impacted by undocumented family members whose presence in the US is precarious. To assist these vulnerable students who lack access to crucial legal resources, Project Libertad provides newcomer students in Montgomery and Chester counties with free Know Your Rights presentations, legal screenings to determine eligibility for immigration relief, and legal referrals to trustworthy attorneys. Again, this project brings much-needed legal services directly to vulnerable students in their own communities.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH –
Project Libertad provides trainings to teachers and other school personnel who work with immigrant students in order to help them better serve these students.
Project Libertad provides students and families with vital advocacy. Project Libertad breaks down the cultural and language barriers that separate our clients from desperately needed services. For example, in 2018 alone, Project Libertad has: provided needy clients with emergency funds for housing and groceries; made referrals to community health and dental clinics; assisted families in communicating with their children’s schools; and more.
ADULT ESL –
Project Libertad offers free conversational English courses to parents in the Norristown and Phoenixville area school districts. By enabling parents to better communicate with employers, schools, doctors, police, and others in the community, we vastly improve the lives and safety of our students.