Mission: Culture Connect develops cultural fluency among both immigrants and service providers to advance Atlanta as a flourishing internationally diverse community.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 8,000
Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Atlanta
Programs: The Language Services Program: providing professional interpretation and translation in over 60 languages in the medical, educational, social, and legal fields.We strive to not only bridge languages, but also cultures, in order to facilitate easy, accurate communication.
The Go-Betweener(R) Mentoring Program: mentoring specifically for immigrant and refugee youth that matches based on language, culture, and experience of being a 1st or 2nd generation immigrant.
The Education & Advocacy Program: empowering immigrants, refugees and Americans, unlocking their potential so that they can lead successful lives in Atlanta and become advocates for themselves and their communities.
I have been involved with Culture Connect as a volunteer for about a year now. I have been a part of a workshop that helps attendees better understand American business culture. This is important as immigrants and refugees are not aware of how American business functions.
This is a wonderful organization that cares deeply about the people they serve and the challenges they face as they "develop cultural fluency among both immigrants and service providers to advance Atlanta as a flourishing internationally diverse community."
The Culture Connect team works as a unit to meet their goals. Each employee that I have met understands the mission of their company and realizes that when they work as a team, goals get accomplished. The high level of work ethic and the driving force to help others is very evident.
I have been blessed to have the opportunity to volunteer with Culture Connect and know others would be as well. Jerry T Cheadle