Partnership for the Public Good — Feb 28, 2018
Buffalo has a low proportion of foreign born residents compared to other cities. But an unusually high percentage of the region’s foreign-born are refugees. Buffalo has become a top location for refugee resettlement in the nation.
Alberto O. Cappas, Jose C. Pizarro — Jun 1, 2017
The concept or idea for The Puerto Rican-Chicano Committee (PRCC)
came from UB student Alberto O. Cappas, who also was the original
founder of PODER, at the time known as the Puerto Rican
Organization for Dignity, Elevation, and Responsibility. Puerto
Rican students, mostly from Buffalo, were instrumental in its
development. A student by the name of Gloria Rodriguez, served as
its first president. Shortly, the Puerto Rican students from New
York City, added to the organization’s …
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. — Sep 26, 2016
The US Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey,
estimated that 29,786 people or 9.9% of the residents in Erie
County speak English less than “very well” and speak another
language at home; in Niagara County 5.1% of the residents speak
English less than “very well” and speak another language at home;
in Genesee County 4% of the residents speak English less than “very
well” and speak another language at home; in Orleans County 6.4% of
the residents …
Outlines the typical elements in Limited English Proficiency Plans (LEP).
The Public Good Radio — Jul 14, 2015
The Public Good Radio interview with Ba Zan Lin of the Burmese Community Support Center on WUFO AM 1080.
International Institute of Buffalo, Jewish Family Services — Jul 1, 2015
Checklist outlining an agency/company's best practices and cultural environment for language access and competency.
The Public Good Radio — Jun 2, 2015
The Public Good Radio interview with Gamileh Jamil of ACCESS on WUFO AM 1080.
The Public Good Radio — May 26, 2015
The Public Good Radio interview with Lisa Strand of the Legal Aid Bureau on WUFO AM 1080.
The Public Good Radio — May 12, 2015
The Public Good Radio interview with Megan Rumph Perry of Journey's End Refugee Services on WUFO AM 1080.
Marc Masson Aug 1, 2014
Failing to provide appropriate language assistance can put your
practice at the risk of violating laws related to medical
malpractice, informed consent, breach of the legal duty to warn,
and breach of the patient’s privacy rights. In addition,
federal civil rights laws require meaningful language access from
all recipients of federal dollars. The level of access
required depends on four factors: (1) The number or proportion of
LEP persons eligible to be served or likely to be …
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. — Jan 1, 2014
When serving walk-ins, the goal is to provide the same services, information and referrals as we would provide to the English-speaking public. This is true whether the walk-in ultimately turns out to be eligible for our services or not. When in doubt, ask yourself what services, information or referrals you would provide to an English speaking person in the same situation. Then make sure the Limited English Proficient person gets that same service, information or referrals.
Dorian Rolston — Aug 10, 2011
Nearly nine in ten resettled refugee households endure food insecurity, meaning that they are without “access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.” Because western New York resettles hundreds of refugees per year, many of them on Buffalo’s west side, we have a unique opportunity to combat refugee food insecurity.
Amanda Schieber — May 2, 2009
An individual with a limited ability to read, write, speak, or
understand English may be termed limited English proficient, or
LEP. In 2001, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 33% of
Spanish speakers and 22.4% of Asian speakers between the ages of 18
and 64 reported that they spoke English either “not well” or “not
at all.” The percentages are based on the 2000 census, which
reported 26 million individuals speaking Spanish as their primary
language, and 7 …