by Nate Imig
The International Learning Center at 25th and Wisconsin (formerly Indochinese Learning Center) has provided English as a Second Language instruction to over 5,000 African and Southeast Asian adult refugees in the Milwaukee area since 1981. They specialize in literacy and communication skills for refugees who have had little or no prior education in their own country.
ILC is a program of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Inc. and has been an outreach site of the Milwaukee Area Technical College since 1989. To assist students in reaching their goals, the center offers support services such as translation, referrals, and a licensed on-site preschool.
Listen to the story above to hear more from inside the classrooms at the International Learning Center and learn how these classes are enabling refugees and immigrants to function effectively as parents, employees and citizens.