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Immigrant Parenting of Acculturated Children: A Bridge to the Future

Jewish Community Services

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $40,400
  • Grant Period July 1, 2002–June 30, 2004
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Immigrant parents often find common problems more difficult because of multicultural issues. As children become more adapted to the American culture, the parents are unable to fully communicate with children on various issues because of not completely understanding the culture themselves. In addition, non-English-speaking parents often face a language gap with their children whose primary language has become English.Multiyear funding will support a project that will focus on enhancing parenting and communication skills between immigrant parents and their children in dealing with generational, cultural and language challenges. The project will create a support network for clients by providing access to resources and information from various agencies in Genesee County. Activities will include eight parent lectures/workshops, a workshop for educators, four field trips and a party.Jewish Community Services will co-facilitate the project with the Arab-American Center in partnership with local school districts, and other local organizations.