A Comprehensive Approach
What types of consulting clients do you take?
School districts, state Departments of Education, technical assistance providers, immigrant and refugee organizations, non-profit organizations, or really anyone who needs some assistance!
What types of support can you provide?
We an offer assistance in a variety of areas, but here are some examples:
Working with school districts to improve their family & community engagement efforts, particularly with English Learner / immigrant families
Working with school districts to comply with federal language access laws and to develop the infrastructure needed to provide interpretation/translation services
Working with school districts to develop equity and/or cultural proficiency initiatives aimed at "fixing systems" and not "fixing students"
Working with organizations wishing to partner with school districts but struggling to do so due to lack of "insider" knowledge
Human Resources departments who seek to hire more diverse but are not sure how to do so
Working with agencies who need assistance with program development, publications, or training, particularly from someone who has worked in and with refugee and immigrant communities
Grant writing for organizations
If you have a need that's not listed here, still give us a call to see if it's something we can help with!
How do you provide your consulting services?
Our services are provided through phone calls, conference calls, email, web meetings or webinars, and in-person. It really just depends on your needs!
How much does it cost?
It really depends on your needs and what you are looking for. It helps if you can give us the general budget you are working with and we can develop a plan within that budget that meets your needs. We typically charge by the product or by the day.
Who will provide the services? Laura Gardner is the owner of Immigrant Connections and provides most of the consultative services, but she brings in colleagues with other areas of expertise as needed.