The Kansas City Public Library has a unique approach to helping those who are new to the city.
Its Refugee and Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) program is one of the only library teams in the country solely focused on the goal of connecting immigrants to resources, like prepping for the citizenship test.
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Coffee and Conversations began in October and was based on a program at the Dallas Public Library. The Kansas City Library turned to AmeriCorps to help make the library more accessible to underserved and vulnerable patrons, like the homeless or veterans. They can also use the library’s computers and Wi-Fi and take advantage of resume assistance from the H&R Block Business & Career Center.