We have the following resources available to the community. Please reach out to us using the form on this page and we’ll get back to you.
Preparing for citizenship
We are eager to support immigrants who are preparing for citizenship. Please reach out to us if you would like more information.
A working understanding of technology, computers and the internet is an essential skill set to have when living in a modern society. NAA plans to make sure their members are comfortable with technology & have the computer literacy skills needed to make the most of resources available online, to enable them to take classes, to apply for jobs or to research any topic that interests them. With that in mind, we will be holding regular “hands on” technology workshops to make sure everyone has an opportunity to learn.
Financial literacy is a core factor in developing financial stability for oneself and one’s family. As a service to the community, NAA is partnering with local resources to provide financial literacy classes on a regular basis. These classes address issues such as budgeting & financial planning, with an emphasis on teaching participants how to best take control of their finances and to set realistic, achievable financial plans for their futures. Please reach out to learn more.
Small Business Start-up Initiative
Have you considered starting your own business or have you ever had one before? If so, NAA will be partnering with the Small Business Administration (SBA) & their Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to provide business startup training and ongoing resources to the NAA community. We will begin with a workshop exploring what starting a business would mean to the prospective business owner, and then follow-up with a multi-week program offered by the SBDC, for those who decide they are ready to make the leap. Do you have a great idea for starting a new business? This could be your opportunity to get it started, with ongoing resources to help with your success. Please reach out to learn more.
Micro Credit/Micro Finance
Great ideas need funding to become realities. NAA plans to develop a Micro Lending/Micro Finance Program for our members, so they can take the next step in making their ideas real. Community involvement is key to the success of this program, as the community members will help manage the program themselves. Please reach out to learn more.
English as a Second Language
- Beginner English: IHM Parish Center, 180 Loudon Rd: See Johanna or Rebecca for English classes. Classes are at 9am and 11am. This class is offered through Ascentria Care Alliance;
- Second Start offers two programs:
- One on one tutoring – your skills will be evaluated and a program is created to meet your needs. This is a great choice for parents at home with young children.
- Intermediate level classes are held both during day and evening hours. Contact Joanne Deldeo at email@example.com;
- Advanced classes are taught at NHTI. Contact Dawn Higgins in the International Students’ Office for placement testing: firstname.lastname@example.org.