New American Acculturation

These programs help New Americans acculturate by providing access to resources and advocacy services. For more information on the programs listed below, please visit the Chaldean Community Foundation office, or contact us at (586) 722-7253.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Assessment and registration now open! To register, please call (586) 722-7253. Classes have an enrollment fee of $40 that is non-refundable and collected at registration. Classes are offered at three different fluency levels:
  • ESL 1: Low Beginner
  • ESL 2: High Beginner
  • ESL 3: Intermediate/Advanced
For more information, please view our latest ESL Flyer .


Immigration services help individuals apply for lawful permanent resident status and to become naturalized citizens. You can apply for citizenship online by clicking on the link below: For further naturalization information and assistance see this list of resources: Citizenship one-page

U.S. Naturalization Courses

U.S. Naturalization Courses offer instruction and training for successful completion of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Examination.   Citizenship Preparation Class Flyer

Career Services

Career Services provides resume building, job search, training and placement and FAFSA completion. For more information, please contact Elias Kattoula at (586) 722-7253. Career Services Flyer

General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Small group instruction for individuals working to receive their General Equivalency Diploma. View our GED Class Flyer

Digital Literacy

Computer classes for beginner to intermediate students.

Little Scholars Early Childhood Development Program

The Little Scholars early childhood development program is designed for families with children ages 3-5. In the classes, parents will interact with their children and the staff to learn important milestones in child development and techniques to bring more singing, reading, and language into the home. Afternoon appointments (1:00-4:00pm) are also available with our Little Scholars staff to help new families looking for additional assistance. Our Little Scholars staff can assist with kindergarten registration, finding childcare or a daycare program in the area, partnering families with local resources, working on child schedules, providing activities for the home, or answering any child development questions.
Class OfferingAgesDaysTime
Preschool3-5 years of ageMondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays9:00am-11:30am
Come and Play Independent Play Sessions4 years of age and underFridays10:00am-11:30am
For more information, please consult our Little Scholars Flyer .

Workforce Development

Administrative job training, workplace professional skills and communication skills with the opportunity to job shadow for work experience.
job placement services
1,452 job placement services conducted
Immigration Applications filed
1,955 Immigration Applications filed
computer learning classes
402 Students enrolled across all available classes
Employment Rate
70% Employment Rate