The Economic Empowerment program provides employment support services to help refugees identify goals, recognize their skills, and connected with appropriate education and employment opportunities. Whether attending English Language Training (ELT) classes, getting assistance from an employment specialist to apply for jobs, or receiving help to enroll in vocational program or community college, clients receive the necessary support to progress towards their long-term career prospects.

Available Services

Job Counseling

Develop a career plan for both long- and short-term goals with trained professionals

Job Placement and Orientation

Direct connections with local employers, preparation, scheduling and accompanying for job interviews and job fairs

English Language Training (ELT) Classes

Classes offered in partnership with Omaha Public Schools and others

Individual Development Accounts

The Individual Development Account (IDA Program) teaches personal finance; including, budgeting, savings strategies, and planning to meet financial goals. The amount of approved savings is matched by Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska.

To learn more about how the IDA program works, contact

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