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California Department of Education: Immigrant Integration Initiative

Posted on 09/06/2016

In order to better serve our adult English Language Learners, multiple state agencies are convening to support the alignment of resources and services to support the Governor’s Office Immigrant Integration initiative.

On July 21st, nearly 100 workforce, adult education, community college, local board, one stop providers, community organizations, and social service partners came together to discuss how in collaboration with State Government partners we can better serve English language learners and immigrants in the workforce system. The convening was sponsored by the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the state Workforce Development Board, working in close collaboration with the state’s Director of Immigrant Integration (housed in the Governor’s office), the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the California Department of Education, as well as other state agencies.

The Adult Education Office would like to keep you up to date on initiatives that provide additional resources for collaboration and alignment of services for California’s adult student population. Please take a look at the link below to learn about what California is spearheading to create opportunity for our vast immigrant population.

As we continue to produce resources to help you in delivering services to immigrants and English Language Learners, we will continue to share those materials. You may also visit the California Workforce Development Board website or click on the following link External link opens in new window or tab to access additional materials:

  • A summary of the ELL convening
  • Power points from the presenters
  • Handouts shared electronically
  • Presentation of report backs from group discussions
  • Pictures from the event