New American Acculturation

These programs help refugees and others acculturate and become less dependent on federal and state subsidies and 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 four different fluency levels:
  • ESL 1: Low Beginner
  • ESL 2: High Beginner
  • ESL 3: Intermediate
  • ESL 4: 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 job search, training and placement. For more information, please contact Elias at (586) 722-7253. Career Services Flyer

Bright Beginnings

The Bright Beginnings early childhood development program is designed for families with children ages 0-5. 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. Classroom activities will be in both English and Arabic. Afternoon appointments (1:00-4:00pm) are also available with our Bright Beginnings staff to help new families looking for additional assistance. Our Bright Beginnings 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
Infant and Parent0-1.5 years of ageFridays10:00am-11:00am
Toddler and Parent1.5-3 years of ageTuesdays and Thursdays9:30am-11:00am
Preschool and Parent3-5 years of ageMondays and Wednesdays9:30am-11:30am
Come and Play Independent Play Sessions4 years of age and underFridays2:00pm-3:30pm
For more information, please consult our Bright Beginnings Flyer.
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