English Language Learners (ELL)

Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC)

  • Provides language helplines, crisis advocacy services, a refugee parent navigator, community-based English as a second language classes, digital literacy classes, Interpretations services, and a youth navigator program.  

Iowa College Aid Network (ICAN) - In Spanish

  • Provides assistance with college planning, financial aid, scholarship questions, and assistance with the free application for college aid (FAFSA). 

Hawkeye Community College English Language Learning (ELL)

  • This program offers classes for adult immigrants and refugees during the fall semester and spring semester; each semester is 16 weeks. 

  • The seven-level English Language Learning program, ranging from pre-literacy to advanced, provides instruction on life skills, college and career readiness, citizenship, employability skills, financial literacy, family literacy, and digital literacy. 

Hawkeye Community College Integrated and Training (IET) Programs

  • These programs are aimed to provide workplace skills and adult basic education to English Language Learners and High School Completion students, so they can qualify for promotions or jobs in a high-demand industry. 

  • At the end of these programs, students can take an examination and earn a certification in a specific area.

Iowa State Extension Salir Adelante! Pathways for Our Future

  • This program helps Iowa Latinx parents and their middle school youth pursue their educational and career goals.

Operation Threshold

  • Operation Threshold provides education and services to help people meet their basic needs and become self-sufficient.

PaTi's Libelulas (Pat's Dragonflies) 

  • The purpose of this non-profit organization is to work with Latinas and Latinos on empowerment, advocacy, education, cultural arts, and social services.

The River Arc 

  • This organization provides direct services, assistance with navigating social services and community resources, and provides outreach and advocacy.

UNI CIEP (Culture and Intensive English Program)

  • This program offers intensive academic English language instruction and a cultural and social introduction to the United States. 

UNI Academic Coaching & Resources

  • The office of International Engagement (OIE) offers opportunities for all UNI students to engage in global exchange and academic success. For international and English learning students, the OIE offers free walk-in coaching.