The Multi-Cultural Program is designed to provide counseling and teaching services to enable the non-English speaking clients to learn vocational, social and community living skills required for successful participation in their new community and country.
The Multi-Cultural Program was started in 1995 to address the needs of non-English speaking clients. As the Middle Eastern population in Glendale has grown, the number of Middle Eastern clients referred to The Campbell Center has increased. Currently, 54% of the clients at The Campbell Center are of Middle Eastern descent.
The program started with a combined position of counselor/instructor. As the caseloads increased, the program was expanded to separate these functions and add a staff position. The instructor position was developed in 1995 through grants from the California Community Foundation and the John Gogian Foundation. The grants covered the two-year period from February 1, 2000 to January 31, 2002.
The Campbell Center continues to provide a full time instructor through grant funding to meet the needs of our Multi-Cultural clients at The Campbell Center. The Multi-Cultural Program goal is to provide services to non-English speaking clients that will promote optimal assimilation into the work environment by recognizing and addressing distinct cultural needs and developing each client’s ability to function in the workplace and in the community.
- Provide each client with individualized classroom and community instruction based on needs assessment and training objectives.
- Provide ESL instruction to develop English speaking, reading and writing skills.
- Provide individual on the job instruction on skills and work tasks.
- Provide support and counseling to clients to promote adaptation to new culture.
- Provide support and education to families through parent meetings and individual counseling.