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Improve literacy, 
address unmet needs,
cascade change

Our mission

 Our mission is to provide culturally appropriate supportive services that meet West African refugee and immigrant families’ needs and to promote early literacy and access to resources to enable all family members to thrive in their homes and communities. LFC uses a two-generation approach to create impact for community families, by providing services to parents, youth, and children.

 

​Legacy Family Center (LFC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving West African refugee and immigrant families in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. LFC hopes to formalize our current role as a connector to services such as early education for young children, youth mentoring/leadership opportunities, community resources and to minimize barriers to self-sufficiency.  LFC believes strongly in partnerships and community collaborations.

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Why improve literacy?

Development

Building literacy improves a child's slef image, as well as help them become lifelong learners.

Albany Business Review, 2015

School

Literacy helps children learn new skills and knowledge, performing better in school.

Penn State, 2020 

Life

Literacy skills help children socialize, problem-solve, and be good decision makers. 

Raising Children, 2020

Career

Literacy helps children comprehend complex ideas and communicate effectively.

World Education Services, 2017

Our goals for 2022

20

Partnerships with

local businesses

$105,000

Raised to aid our initiatives

20

Newly onboarded youth readers

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