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DPS Launches “New American Neighbors” Radio Program to Support Refugee Families

Contact: Alex Renteria, Manager of Media Relations, Alexandra_Renteria@dpsk12.org

Colorado African Organization Partners with DPS to Help Families Navigate Colorado

Denver – Denver Public Schools (DPS) has partnered with the Colorado African Organization to expand parent outreach over the airwaves. “New American Neighbors,” a radio show for refugee and immigrant families, recently made its online debut in seven languages and is now airing each week. The radio show will cover topics such as navigating the educational system, job placement, skill building and mental health.

Colorado African Organization is a refugee, community-based organization and the winner of the 2017 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce “Small Non-Profit of the Year” award. In addition to streaming radio, the DPS Emily Griffith Technical College’s production department will simultaneously broadcast video of the multilingual LIVE radio talk shows on DPStv Facebook and, at a later date, air on public access channel 22.

New American Neighbors will air in Arabic (Sudanese), Arabic (Syrian), French, Karen, Kunama, Nepali and Somali. The talk shows will air weekly onwww.educaradio.org and add to the existing English, Spanish and Vietnamese shows.

WHAT:
“New American Neighbors” radio launches live shows to support refugee and immigrant communities

WHO:
DPS educators, Colorado African Organization representatives

WHEN:
Thursday, Feb. 15
10-11 a.m. Experience the live show in Arabic
11-11:30 a.m. Interview opportunities available with refugee radio hosts, Colorado African Organization director Paul Stein and DPS educators

WHERE:
DPS TV Production Campus
200 E. 9th Ave.
Please enter through the back of the building,
the location shares a building with CLA Academy

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