Luz Nereida Burkard
Direct Services Bilingual Consultant
Luz Nereida is a vital resource for our Hispanic clients who have specific concerns. Working with clients individually, she helps them to access resources and assists with communication related to employment, health care, community services, and their children's schools.
MCOP ESL Program in the News
Highlighting the accomplishments of students working with tutor coordinator, Kathy Chase, at Cottonwood Dairy in Wiota.
With the support of sheriffs and police chiefs from Iowa, Grant, Lafayette and Richland Counties, the MultiCultural Outreach Program is issuing identification cards to our Hispanic friends which establish their ties to the local community. The ID cards, which are FREE, include the name, address, phone and a photo of the card holder as well as the name, address and phone of their employer or another local person such as a pastor.
It is important to understand that these cards are not government-issued driver's licenses.
Card holders can still expect to get a ticket and be required to pay a fine for a minor traffic violation, such as a taillight out or driving without a license. But the police officer will not be required to take them to jail if they show the ID card to prove they live and work in the community.
To obtain an ID card, our Hispanic friends must have this form signed by their employer, allowing us to list his/her contact information on the card. The attached letter will explain the value of the program to employers or other potential contact person.
Looking for volunteers willing to help our Hispanic friends with transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc. Flexible commitment, offer as few or many rides as you wish. Appointments scheduled in advance to match availability.
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MCOP's mission is to provide needed support to our newest neighbors, who are enriching our communities with multicultural experiences
We have a number of adult students on our wait list for ESL tutors in the Darlington area. A free tutor training will be held on:
Saturday, February 16
noon to 3 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
1302 Clay St., Darlington
Current tutors are also welcome to join us -- to sharpen your skills and/or present your most successful lessons in this interactive workshop setting. Plus we’ll have updated materials.
To make a reservation or for more information, contact Emma Behlen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nereida Burkard at 608-642-1753.
MultiCultural Outreach Program
PO Box 414
Dodgeville WI 53533
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Health Care costs are a major concern for our Hispanic families. Board member Monica Sella has developed a guide for Hispanic families and the medical providers who serve them.
We are hoping these brochures will help our families make wise decisions upfront.
Please download "Tips for Keeping Health Care Costs Down for
Non-US Citizens Without Medical Insurance" as share as needed.
Children accompanying their parents to bilingual workshops on immigration law or policing need fun distractions. Give us your leftovers, the children will bring the creative magic!
We've been waiting for you! Connect with this special community. MCOP is seeking:
Immigration Law Workshops:
Willing to visit places of employment in Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland County.
For more information: email@example.com or call Luz Nereida at (608) 642-1753.
Persons seeking ID cards MUST bring signed forms.
Looking ahead to summer 2018, we're seeking reading material (books or magazines) for school aged children, as well as basic school supplies, to distribute to families. Children, especially those living on farms without transportation to summer school or library programs, struggle to maintain English literacy skills. Our hope is that we can put together bags of reading material and learning packets to maintain skill levels and encourage summer growth.