ST. PAUL (Dec. 16, 2013) — In November 2013, Hmong Cultural Center received a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to support its Citizenship classes targeted toward the needs of refugees and immigrants.
The grant will help support the center’s ESL classes including EL/Civics English classes to teach workforce-related skills and Civics concepts to immigrants and refugees. It will also support the center’s broader efforts to develop a marketing plan as part of a strategy to develop increased income-related streams from the center’s mission-related cultural education and multicultural education-related programs including the Hmong 101 program.
“Hmong Cultural Center is very pleased to receive this important support from the Otto Bremer Foundation,” said Txongpao Lee, executive director, Hmong Cultural Center. “This grant will help us continue to offer Adult Basic Education programming to help refugees and immigrants earn U.S. Citizenship and increase English language ability and self-sufficiency in American society.
“Importantly the grant will also allow the center to develop an enhanced income-related strategy to support our Hmong cultural education and multicultural education resources programs including the planned Hmong American History Center and Library as well as the Hmong 101 program which are key parts of Hmong Cultural Center’s ongoing mission to the Hmong and broader communities,: he added.
Founded in 1992, Hmong Cultural Center’s mission is to promote the personal development of children, youth, and adults through Hmong cultural education while providing resources that enhance cross-cultural awareness and understanding between Hmong and non-Hmong persons. In early 2012, HCC earned “Meets Standards” Status from the Charities Review Council, the only Hmong organization in Minnesota to currently hold this status. The center’s website is at www.hmongcc.org.
The community is very welcome to visit HCC and enroll in our programs. To learn more about programs at Hmong Cultural Center call 651-917-9937 or stop by the center at 995 University Avenue, Suite 214 in Saint Paul.