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CalNEW Begins Outreach to School-Age Refugees

Filed in Services News by on February 18, 2019

The CalNEW» (California Newcomer Education and Well-Being) project, unveiled in late 2018, is a school-based initiative supported by the San Diego Unified School District» and authorized by Assembly Bill 99. The project aims to enhance social and academic performance by providing additional services for refugees and other eligible school-age students.

Program Services

  • Connecting students and families to culturally responsive resources including academic, behavioral, and social support
  • Facilitating educator and parent meetings
  • Conducting community outreach and engagement events
  • Building cross-sector partnerships to provide comprehensive direct service to newcomers

Program Contact

To participate or refer a student or family to CalNEW, contact a community outreach specialist at Nile Sisters Development Initiative. Submit an email inquiry:»

You Can Help

  • Adopt a family
  • Become a student or family advocate
  • Donate new or gently used K–12 school supplies
  • Donate new or gently used English reading books
  • Volunteer to tutor» a variety of subjects

Candidates seeking to provide direct services to students and their families are subject to a comprehensive criminal, physical, and medical background check.

To learn more, contact»

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