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Education for Immigrants

Our goal is to educate immigrants in our community by offering accurate and up-to-date information on state and national laws. We want to keep the undocumented from being taken advantage of by unscrupulous predators making false promises. We want to help people know the legal pathways to citizenship, and help in uniting families.

Here is a list of the classes we currently offer:

Driver’s License Study Course:

A five week training course is being offered to study the drivers license handbook to prepare undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers license.

Mondays | 6:00-8:00 PM.

English Classes:

We offer free English classes taught by our staff and volunteers.  The purpose of these classes is to prepare non English speakers for their citizenship test.  We have interns from Westmont college that Major in Spanish who help teach the classes.  Students will take an evaluation test to see what level of English class they should be placed in.  Our staff and interns will then work with the students to ensure they get the best learning experience we can offer.  If a student cannot attend the schedule classes we will try to provide a tutor that works with their schedule.

Tuesdays | 6:00-8:00 PM.

Note: Free Childcare is available.

Pensando En My Y Confiando En Dios!

Taking Care of Myself and Trusting God!

This workshop is for women who have experienced some kind of violence in their lives.  In the classes, they discover the potential each one has and learn the importance of self-esteem in our lives.  All this is supported by the word of God, our Creator and Father who loves us unconditionally.

Tuesdays | 6:00-8:00 PM

El Puente

The Bridge

El Puente offers Community Education Classes in areas such as nutrition, health, disaster preparedness, job readiness, computers and internet, diversity, history of Santa Barbara, parenting, and more.  Classes are offered in six weeks blocks with two weeks off in between.  Classes are in Spanish, or with Spanish translation available.

Wednesdays | 6:00-8:00 PM

Civics Classes:

When applying for U.S. Citizenship applicants are required to pass a civics test as part of the requirements.  We offer civics classes to help prepare applicants to meet this requirement.

Thursdays | 6:00-8:00 PM.

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