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MissionTo empower stronger, healthier immigrant individuals and families through advocacy, the provision of supports and services, and by strengthening alliances and developing strategic collaborations.
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IMMIGRANTS KIDS EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP
A group of immigrant kids participating in our F4KIDZ program had a field trip tour to Monsanto plant research center in Chesterfield. On the same spring break the group also visited St Louis Science center for another fun filled and learning experience. F4KIDZ programs organize these events with ultimate purpose to inspire and nurture students develop interest in math and/or science. Over thirty kids have enrolled in the program and we hope to double the number by the end of the year.  The program goal is to create more doctors, engineers and scientists by investing in them while they are still young.
“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.” —Carl Sagan.. Visit F4KIDZ

St. Louis Mosaic Project 

Immigrants remain great assets in this country. St Louis Mosaic project envision to make our city the best city in welcoming immigrants by 2020. V4A is supports this dream by creating opportunities for economic growth and development among immigrant community. V4A assists with information and resources pertaining to credential evaluation, resume writing and career choice. St. Louis Mosaic project in conjunction with International Institute organize regular meetings to share and discuss issues that affects foreign born professionals. Business Solution Center at International Institute offer professional, timely, and culturally-relevant communication services while also benefitting the immigrant community. Read More

HELPING IMMIGRANTS REALIZE THE AMERICAN DREAM

 
Ruth Maina(pictured above) came to our office to seek assistance regarding petition case for her husband. She petitioned her case three years ago when they got married but somehow got stuck along the way due to incomplete paperwork. After consultation with our staff, Ruth was able to resubmit her application late last year. Finally Martin was able to get his visa and two weeks ago he joined his wife in St. Louis. There are many similar stories from clients who have benefited from our Immigration and Citizenship program. We have extended these services to Congolese and Burundi community in the south side of St Louis.
 
Vitendo4Africa American Dream Program seeks to provide a comprehensive vehicle that would enable a new immigrant truly realize their American Dream. As the Chinese saying goes a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step our ultimate goal is to keep improving this program so that the new immigrants face the least bumps on the road as they assimilate in this new found land and enable them enjoy true freedom that they have yearned for all their life. READ MORE
 
 
IMMIGRANTS HUNGER FOR EDUCATION
 Last month, friends and family gathered at St Charles community College to celebrate LPN graduation of eleven immigrant students. The licensed practical nurse program at St Charles Community College prepares students for careers in hospitals, convalescent centers, clinics, home care, and physicians' offices.  For the last four years an average of 10-20 immigrants students graduates with LPN,  80% of them bridge to RN and BSN program. The more LPNs, RNs and other professionals we have, the more productive we become and stable families we have. READ MORE 
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • 04/09-12/16: Go! St. Louis Marathon
  • 04/16/16:   New American Forum
  • 04/25/2016: Business Forum
  • 06/18/2016: Women Empowerment
F4KIDZ 2016 SUMMER PROGRAM RUNS FROM 06/01/2016
 
Get ready for more exciting events this summer. V4A is committed to keep you informed, equipped, healthy and empowered.
V4A F4KIDZ strives to promote mentorship for immigrant students to help them overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges as they pursue their life dreams
One of the biggest obstacles immigrant parents report is raising their children in a new, unfamiliar culture. Parents often find that their children are quickly “Americanized,” which may be at odds with their own culture. Vitendor4africa runs different activities to help parents connects with their children  without loosing their cultural values.  V4A. Www.vitendo4africa.org
F4KIDZ AT ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER
YOUNG SCIENTIST
 Vitendo4africa STEP UP 4AFRICA program collects and ship medical equipment and supplies for donation in hospitals and needy families in Africa. For more information, visit www.wasup4africa.org.  You can also call at 3142520488 for the pick up.
CLAIM ACADEMY JAVA DEMO DAY
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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Claim Academy
515 Olive St. #600
St. Louis, MO 63101
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