Yazda Cultural Center

The Yazidi Cultural Center in Lincoln Nebraska provides a communal space where Yazidis feel safe and can promote the preservation of their culture. The main goal of the Yazidi Cultural Center is to Build a stronger Yazidi community, that can socially and culturally integrate into the U.S. and to preserve the Yazidi culture at the same time. This includes providing services that will help with Integration into American systems, strengthening ties between Yazidis and other ethnic minority groups, preservation of Yazidi language, culture and tradition, further educating, and orientation into Public Safety and legal systems.

English and Kurmanji classes are offered to promote linguistic and culturally appropriate services that advance social and cultural integration.

Social and Cultural preservation services are offered, and include the native language, along with holidays, Yazidi history, cultures and traditions.

Youth Academic Mentor Program also is known as (YAMP) provides a mentoring program to help students excel academically, meeting weekly with a mentor for individual and group tutoring. YAMP mentors consist of Yazidi youth that has shown leadership skills within the community to mentor younger aged Yazidi youth. This is to ensure their academic success and help them integrate into the U.S education system.

 

 

Legal Immigration assistance is offered by the Center for Legal Immigration Assistance (CLIA) for Yazidi refugees to gain knowledge of their rights and responsibilities as members of the U.S society, help obtain legal permanent residency and citizenship. Classes are offered by (CLIA) to teach Yazidi refugees their basic rights, and include information for citizenship preparation. Referrals to local agencies provided as needed, and basic services surrounding integration are also offered

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