Multicultural Services - Relocation Readiness Program

Hours of Operation

Located in Community Connection, Bldg 1524

Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

6391 Wetzel Ave.
Bldg. 1524
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(719)526-1070

Military DSN Tel:
(312)619-1070

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The Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program is here to help.  We provide a wide variety of services, information and resources to support foreign-born Spouses and Soldiers.  Our goal is provide services which address language development, cross-cultural training, and cultural mediation.  We want to help you have a smooth transition into the local area.  

Everyday English

Ten week course that is open to all foreign born Spouses and Soldiers.  Participants develop basic English skills in the areas of grammar, conversation, and language.  The primary goal of the course is to assist with developing cross-cultural communication skills which are needed to adapt to today's military lifestyle.  Participants meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:15 am to 11:30 am and are assigned 20 hours of homework on a weekly basis.

  • Pre-registration required, includes an enrollment packet, an assessment test, and an overview with the participant and their sponsor.
  • Upcoming course:  Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to Thursday, 8 November 2018
German Meet-Up Group

Interested in meeting new friends? If so, join in the fun! Create connections based on shared experiences through military life and your background.  Children are welcome.

Group meets every other Wednesday, 10 a.m. to Noon at the Community Connection, Building 1524.

For information, call +1(719)526-1070.

Immigration and Naturalization Services

In partnership with the Denver U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office, this service is provided free and covers various Immigration and Naturalization policies, procedures and forms.  By working hand in hand with USCIS, staff is able to effectively resolve issues and concerns. 

Active Duty Soldiers should go through their S-1 before seeking assistance from ACS with naturalization.  Due to the high demand, class attendance is requested before an appointment is scheduled.

Classes include:

  • Immigration 101:  Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Green Card (Permanent Resident):  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 8 a.m to Noon
  • Naturalization (Becoming a citizen):  2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • S-1 Immigration Training

Naturalization ceremonies conducted by USCIS are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in the Community Connection.  Ceremonies are open to everyone.

  • Request Immigration Assistance:  Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing.  Allow 2 business days for followup contact.
Interpretation Services (Military OneSource)

If you are eligible to use the Military OneSource Program, you can get free interpretation services in more than 150 languages.  For specifics, call +1(800)342-9647

Latino Meet-Up Group

 

¿Interesado en conocer nuevos amigos que hablen español? Venga a Community Connection, Edificio 1524 el primer y tercer martes del mes. Los niños son bienvenidos.

Para informacion, llame +1(719)526-1070.

Multi-Cultural Meet-Up Group

Interested in meeting new friends? If so, join in the fun! Create connections based on shared experiences through military life and your background.  Children are welcome.

Group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Connection, Building 1524.

For information, call +1(719)526-1070.

Multicultural Assessment Appointment

Not sure where to start, call us and we will help.

Referrals for English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL is not avaialbe on Fort Carson but various locations are available in the local community; District 11Pikes Peak Library District and Pikes Peak Community College.  Financial assistance may be available as part of the MY Career Advancement Account (MYCAA).

S-1 Naturalization Training

The Relocation Readiness Program partners with the Denver U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office to assist Active Duty Soldiers, Family Members, and Retirees with the Immigration and Naturalization processes.  Active Duty Soldiers are referred to their BN or BDE S-1's for information and the beginning steps of the process. To provide assistance to S-1 personnel, training is provided semi-annually.  Training is held at the Community Connection, Bldg 1524.

Translation Services via Military OneSource

If you are eligible to use the Military Onesource Program, you can get free document translation services in more than 150 languages for qualifying official papers.  For specific details, visit their webpage or call +1(800)342-9647.   

What Relocation Offers Overall

Clearing for ACS, AER, EFMP and Loan Closet:  For specifics, visit Time to Transition page.

Community Connection:  Centralized Relocation services.

  • Classroom available for FRG's, organizations, or individuals.

Destination Overseas:  Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move.  Applies to anyone traveling OCONUS, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  For specifics, visit Time to Transition page.

Homebuyers Workshop:  Deciding whether to purchase a home?  Not sure where to start or what has changed?  If so, this workshop is for you.  Taught by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, it offers perspective home buyers the in's and out's of the home buying process.  Topics include: the local housing market, preparing for home ownership, choosing a realtor, selecting the right house, obtaining the right mortgage, Veterans Affairs (VA), and understanding the process from start to closing. 

Immigration and Naturalization:  For specifics, visit the Multicultural Program page.

  • Request Immigration Assistance:  Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing.  Allow 2 business days for followup contact.

Loan Closet:  Temporary household items for use while your household items are in shipment to or from Fort Carson.  For specifics, visit the Loan Closet page.

Multicultural Services:  For specifics, visit the Multicultural Program page.

  • Everyday English Course
  • Immigration assistance and classes (Green Card, Immigration 101, and Naturalization)
  • Meet-Up Groups for German, Latino and Multicultural
  • Multicultural assessment appointments
  • Naturalization ceremonies
  • Referrals for English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • S-1 Naturalization Training
  • Tranlation referrals

Newcomers Information:  Wide variety of resources and information on Fort Carson and the local communities.  

Newcomers Orientation:  Learn about the services and programs available to you at Fort Carson.  Participants enjoy a van tour of the post and local community.  It's a great way to meet other's and make new acquaintances.  Childcare must be requested one week in advance if it is needed; child(ren) must be enrolled in CYS.  To reserve childcare spaces, call +1(719)526-0457;  participants will receive a childcare confirmation.

Office on the Go Services:  Eleven computers with printer access avaiable, CAC accessible; to include faxing and copying. 

PCS 101:  Attend the class or schedule a one-on-one appointment.  For specifics, visit Time to Transition page.

Relocation Counseling:  Have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.  If you are relocating, we encourage you to visit Time to Transition page.

Relocation FlyerOverall information on services.

S-1 Naturalization Training:  Open to all S-1 personnel.  Training offers up-to-date information on the naturalization process.  Active Duty Soldiers are referred to their BN or BDE S-1's for information and the beginning steps of the process.  

Sponsorship Program Information:  Sponsors are an integral part of the relocation process and help to ease the transition for a newcomer as well as their family.  

Sponsorship Train the Trainer Training (T3):  Required for any Fort Carson Soldier assigned to be a Sponsorship Coordinator.  Two day training covers all ACS programs and the Army Career Tracker website where Sponsorship is concerned.  Training allows appointed Brigade Unit Sponsorship Coordinators (USC), NCOs and/or Officers in the grade of E5 or higher to train and certify installation sponsors (in their respective Brigades).  Training minimizes the stressors which arise during the PCS process.

Waiting Families Program:  Outreach support for spouses who are in the Colorado area as part of an unaccompanied assignment, to include TDY's and deployments.  Includes liasion support from Relocation staff, special events for enrollees, as well as resources and materials.  For specifics, visit Waiting Families Program page.

Welcome Packets:  Hardcopy packets are available at Community Connection and the ACS Center.  For mailer or bulk requests, please use the below contact information.

United Through Reading Program:  Open to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing unaccompanied.  Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child.  The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.