Video: Missouri: “Kansas City Public Library Has Team Dedicated to Helping Immigrants Become Citizens”
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.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.