About the Refugee Education and Integration Service Center!

The Refugee Education and Integration Service (REIS) center seeks to provide important educational resources to enable schools, refugee communities, and service providers to meet the needs of refugee students and their families throughout the state of Wisconsin. Housed at the Center for Urban Community Development (CUCD) in the School of Continuing Education at UW-Milwaukee, the Center works closely with community partners, refugee resettlement agencies, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and the Department of Children and Families to:

  • Develop, share, and distribute resources regarding refugee education and resettlement
  • Develop a network of refugee providers and school systems in order to build a system of support for refugee children and families
  • Provide training, professional development, and educational programs for service providers, and educators in order to enhance and improve refugee accessibility to education and support
  • Exchange refugee concerns and best practices in order to improve and enhance existing refugee support programs and services.


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Welcome to the Refugee Education and Integration Service Center (REISC)!

Summer 2013 Programs for Refugee Adults and Students

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International Learning Center Summer School for ESL
(Classes start June 24, 2013 and ends August 8, 2013)
*Transportation provided for older refugees.

Registration: June 10, 2013 from 9am to 11am, June 11, 2013 from 9am-11am, and June 12, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm

Student Orientation June 13, 2013: Students must attend ONE of the following sessions =  Session 1: 8:30am-10:30am, Session 2: 10:30am-12:00pm, or 5:00pm-7:00pm

Please contact Nang Kham for more information at:

Nang Kham
Bilingual Program Assistant
International Learning Center
A Program of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Inc
P.O. Box 80515
Milwaukee, WI 53208
tel 414-344-4777
fax 414-344-7447

Newcomer Student Center (Milwaukee Public Schools)
K-8 Summer School Program

Start: June 24, 2013 through July 25, 2013 (Monday-Thursdays 8am-12noon)
*Lunch and transportation provided

Application available HERE!

Please contact Robin Rivas for more information:
Robin Rivas
Curriculum Specialist ESL/WL
Milwaukee Public Schools
475-8732 (414)

For more information regarding the REISC, please contact:
Dr. Kalyani Rai


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