Direct Services Bilingual Consultant
Cynthia Villavicencio, MCOP's Direct Service Consultant, provides information, referrals and advocacy to our Hispanic friends on a wide range of topics from immigrant rights, wage theft and housing to health care access, finances and more. She also serves as Match Specialist for our English language program, helping place volunteer tutors with English language learners.
MCOP ESL Program in the News
Highlighting the accomplishments of students working with tutor coordinator, Kathy Chase, at Cottonwood Dairy in Wiota.
MCOP's mission is to provide needed support to our newest neighbors, who are enriching our communities with multicultural experiences
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!
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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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.
MultiCultural Outreach Program
PO Box 414
Dodgeville WI 53533
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.
Willing to visit places of employment in Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland County.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cynthia Villavicencio at (608) 642-1753.
Persons seeking ID cards MUST bring signed forms.
Immigration Law Workshops:
Although we do not have an upcoming training to announce now, we are compiling a list of those interested in attending a group training to gain or sharpen skills, share ideas and lesson plans, and explore learning materials in an interactive workshop setting.
To be added to the list, or request information, contact Emma Behlen at email@example.com or call Nereida Burkard at 608-642-1753.
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