IMMIGRANT FAMILY CHILDCARE PROJECT

TestImageThe Immigrant Family Childcare Project is a CEED initiative that was established by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Immigrant and International Initiative in the spring of 2012. The goal of the project is to enhance community growth and economic self-sufficiency by training immigrant and refugee women to become home-based childcare providers, building on the experience of many of these women.

Along with increasing opportunities for the women participating in the program, the training they receive will also enhance the level of childcare throughout the community and allow other women the opportunity to seek employment knowing their children will be in culturally familiar care.

Participants of the program are representative of Pittsburgh’s diverse refugee and immigrant communities, with previous graduates of the program coming from Bhutan, South Sudan, Burma, Liberia, Togo, and Somalia.

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