Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus
RISSE is a family-based center supporting newcomers in building sustainable lives in the U.S. Our mission is to equip refugees and recent immigrants in building sustainable, independent lives by offering language and literacy instruction and support with life skills and integration into U.S. culture and community.
We offer after-school ESL programs for children and adults. Other services include childcare during school breaks for working parents and a seven week intensive summer program for newly arrived children to help them make the transition to school and the U.S.
We assist with acculturation, language learning through immersion and peer translators, and homework, while providing a caring community of inclusion.