Mission: To strengthen and enrich our community by facilitating the integration of people who are ethnically diverse.
Programs: Project fine provides professional interpretation and translation services for businesses and service providers. Our roster includes over 50 interpreters proficient in 23 different languages. During 2017, project fine provided over 4,350 hours of language services in 60 different locations.
the goal of the community & healthcare transformation project is to engage refugees and immmigrants to identify barriers to health and work with others in the community to develop positive solutions that promote equity and lead to improved health outcomes. In 2017, focus groups and interviews were conducted with 91 individuals to discover challeges or barriers faced by refugees and immigrants.
advocacy and information referrals help newcomers as they adjust to life in the united states and become self-sufficient. Project fine provides linguistically appropriate information and referrals to meet the basic needs of newcomer families. In 2017, 6,522 hours of service were provided to 1,855 newcomers in the community.
learn to code: provides technology education focused on computer coding and app creation for middle and high school students. 50 students participated in program activities in 2017. Cultural arts & ancestry: hmong art: empowers local hmong artists to share their skills and build awareness of their culture and traditional arts in the community. 52 individuals and 3 artists participated in the program in 2017. Girls reaching above and beyond: designed to help girls age 10-18 discover their identity and strengths and create a roadmap to pursue their dreams. In 2017, 22 girls participated. College education connection: provides academic support and access to resources for youth as they pursue higher education. In 2017, 7 scholarships were awarded to program participants. Kid's cultural club: youth age 5-12 participate in weekly sessions focused on building cross-cultural awareness and relationships. In 2017, 45 youth particpated in program activities. African percussion & drum circle: sharing the tradition and importance of drumming and percussion in african cultures through workshops and community events. 42 individuals participated in the program in 2107. Camp scholarships: in 2017, project fine provided summer camp scholarships to 17 youth from refugee and immigrant families. Diversity training: educational training on specific cultures and how to develop a welcoming environment. In 2017, 750 individuals received training. Colorful growers: youth age 10-18 participate in agricultural education, plan and plant their own garden plot, and sell their produce at local markets. In 2017, 15 individuals participated. Developing diverse workforce solutions: this project seeks to discover availbable resources related to diversity in southeastern mn and provide training for businesses on best practices to recruit and retain diverse employees. In 2017, 88 employers participated in training sessions. Safe & healthy families: education and referrals related to household safety, disaster preparedness and personal relationships. 88 individuals participated in 2016. Hearing the voices-digital edition: the goal of this project is to document and share refugee and immigrant stories through video. In 2017, 8 indiviuals shared their story on video.
My experience with Project Fine has been disappointing. Their community involvement has been little or none. Their youth programs haven't produced any community results and their collaboration with other local non-profits, such as AAMAN is nonsupporting.