CGS helps Refugee Women and Girls in St. Cloud Area who are experiencing high rates of unemployment.
This high rate of unemployment of this group has negative consequences not only for the African immigrant and refugee women, and their families, but also for society as a whole.
This program pulls together resources that address the learning needs of refugee students in St. Cloud areas. Working partners include families, School District 742, and St. Cloud State University, United Way of Central Minnesota, and local refugee leaders.
This program combines tutoring and mentoring activities that enhances the academic achievement and self-esteem of the students. It also gives refugee students the opportunity to look up to themselves and feel more accepted to their peers and to be successful in their future goals.