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Access Washington

Locate Washington state government information and services with links to all state agencies with communities information. (Site is available in Spanish, Russian, and more.

Use the menu in the upper right to translate.)

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Clark College ESL

Learn to speak, read, and write English from the instructors at the main Clark College campus.

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English Conversation Circles

Join other English language learners and volunteers to practice speaking English in a warm, friendly environment.

Groups meet to practice at several locations throughout the district, and some locations provide activities for children.

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Goodwill's Job Connection Program

Use this free, local job search and referral program to help you find a job outside Goodwill that fits your needs and abilities.

You can also find English and citizenship classes in the Portland/Southwest Washington area.

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Learning Express Library

  

Learn new skills or prepare for exams of all kinds in one of the many learning centers:

  • Adult Learning Center - Improve your basic skills in math, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar, or prepare to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Career Center - Learn about careers, prepare for entrance and occupational exams, like the civil service or ASVAB, or even the TOEIC if you're an English language learner.
  • Popular Software Tutorials - Expand your skills and claim some self-study time with common computer software from Adobe and Microsoft.
  • School Center - Find extra lessons and practice exams for elementary, middle and high school students on topics ranging from reading comprehension to trigonometry.
  • High School Equivalency Center - Build your basic skills and prepare for the GED test.
  • College Prep Center - Study up before you take standardized tests for college such as PSAT/NMSQT, AP Exams, SAT and ACT.
  • College Center - Strengthen your academic skills in science, grammar and writing, reading, or math; and prepare for placement tests and graduate entrance exams.
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Legal Information Reference Center

  

Use tools and instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate, and rights & disputes.

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Get expert assistance and legal guidance on topics including refugee status, family unity, citizenship, domestic violence, deportation, and more from a legal-rights organization dedicated to defend

ing and advancing the rights of immigrants. (Also available in Spanish and other languages.)

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Odilo

  

Use your library card to borrow eBooks in Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Read in your browser on PC, Mac®, tablets or mobile devices.

  • Borrow up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days, with one renewal allowed per title.
  • Odilo is available only to FVRL cardholders who are also district residents or paying non-residents.

Get started today!

  1. Browse or search for a title you'd like to read. (More about searching.)
  2. Choose "Borrow" to check out the book. (More about borrowing and streaming.)
  3. Log in with your library card number and PIN.
  4. Choose "Display in Browser."  We recommend reading in your browser. The app is not yet fully functioning.

Printable instructions in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (pdf)

 

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U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

Find the forms and offices necessary for green cards, citizenship, work visas, and adoptions. (Information available in Spanish.)

Find the forms and offices necessary for green cards, citizenship, work visas, and adoptions. (Information available in Spanish.)

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Washington Court Forms

Find forms that are used statewide in Washington Courts.

(Some information is available in Russian, Spanish, and other languages.) Please note: some counties also have additional forms at the county court websites.

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Washington New Americans

Learn the requirements to become a US citizen. Get assistance completing the N-400 form and the entire naturalization process.

(Available in Russian, Spanish, and other languages.)

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Washington State Food Worker Course

Choose a language, watch the training video, take the test, pay your fee, and print out a food handler's card, so you can work in the food or restaurant industry in Washington.

(Available in multiple languages.)

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Welcome to the United States

A comprehensive government site links to essential information, services and resources that are important to new immigrants.

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WorkSource Washington

Explore careers, research occupations, the labor market, and more under the Career Tools menu.

Find local offices, training, job listings, etc. under the Resources tab. Take advantage of the information and services for both job seekers and employers. (Available in multiple languages.)

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