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Multicultural Support - Relocation Assistance

 

The Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program offers multicultural services to assist foreign-born Spouses and Soldiers.  Let us assist with language development, cross-cultural training, and cultural mediation. 

Whether you live on Fort Carson or in one of our local communities, our goal is to help you make the most out of the time you call Colorado home.

Document Translation

Military OneSource offers free document translation services in more than 150 languages. Depending on the type of document, Active Duty Soldiers and their Families are eligible to use the service.  For details, visit Military OneSource or call +1(800)342-9647.

ESL Referrals

English as a Second Language (ESL) is not available on Fort Carson.  Local community organizations provide the service.  Program requirements and fees vary.  Financial assistance may be available as part of the MY Career Advancement Account (MYCAA);  available for spouses of Active Duty Soldiers in grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2. 

  • Fort Carson Resources
    • If you are unsure where to start, request a Multicultural Assessment Appointment.  See the above subheader for details.
  • Additional In-Person Resources
  • Additional Online Resources
    • Mango Language Program:  Available via Military OneSource for free to Active Duty Soldiers and their Families.  This digital language online learning program is for learners of all levels and includes 21 English language courses.  Program is designed to simulate the way people learn a foreign language when actually immersed in everyday conversation.  Note, if you need computer access, stop by the Community Connection or call +1(719)526-1053;  Spouses and Soldiers can pre-reserve a computer in our computer lab.
    • Education Consultant:  Available via Military OneSource.  Active Duty Soldiers and Spouses can setup a one-on-one consulation to determine what fits best for them or their family member.  Call +1(800)-342-9647.
Everyday English

Open to all foreign-born Spouses and Soldiers.  Enrollees develop their cross-cultural conversation and communication skills.  The focus is on those areas which are needed to adapt to today's military lifestyle.  Participants meet weekly.  Inperson pre-registration is required; includes an enrollment packet, an assessment test, and an overview with the participant and their sponsor.  For details, call +1(719)526-1127.

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., ACS Center, Bldg. 1201
German Meet-Up

Diese Gruppe ist fuer alle German Spouses, die in und um Fort Carson, Colorado leben. 

  • 1st and 3rd Mittwoch
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 are required to go through their S-1 before seeking assistance from ACS with naturalization.  Although naturalization ceremonies are held on a monthly basis on Fort Carson; currently, they are being held at the Denver USCIS.

  • Request Naturalization Assistance:  Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing.  Allow 2 business days for follow-up contact.
Interpretation Services via Military OneSource

Active Duty Soldiers and their Families are eligible to use the Military OneSource Interpretation Services.  More than 150 languages are available.

Latino Meet-Up

¡Únase a nosotros para compartir nuestras experiencias de vida, conocer gente nueva y divertirse! Este grupo se unirá para intercambiar información sobre programas en su comunidad y los Servicios Comunitarios del Ejército (ACS) como apoyo para las familias militares. Haga conexiones y redes para dar y recibir soporte. ¡Podemos aprender sobre nuestras diferentes culturas y divertirnos! Los niños son más que bienvenidos a asistir.

Para registrarse llama a  +1(719)526-0457

Multicultural Assessment Appointment

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

  • Request an assessment:  Include your name, contact number, and information on what you are needing.  Allow 2 business days for followup contact.
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, one-on-one training appointments are available.

  • Request S-1 Training:  Include your name, contact number, and unit or organization.  Allow 2 business days for followup contact.
Start a new Meet-Up

Interested in starting up a Multicultural Meet Up group or another new Cultural Meet Up group?  If so, contact us.  We can assist.

What Relocation Offers Overall

Centralized Relocation Readiness Program services

Multicultural Services

  • Details listed above on the page

Newcomers Services

  • Homebuyer's Workshop
  • Loan Closet is not available at Fort Carson. To find other resources, open the 211 website and type in the Search services and programs box thrift shops. Fort Carson resources include:
  • Mountain Post Living (MPL) Welcome for Spouses & Families
  • Newcomer's Information and Resources
  • Office on the Go Services
  • Relocation Counseling for Newcomers
  • Welcome Packets

Relocation Assistance (ETS, PCS, Retirement)

  • Clearing for ACS, AER, & EFMP
  • Destination Overseas
  • Loan Closet is not available at Fort Carson. To find other resources, open the 211 website and type in the Search services and programs box thrift shops. Fort Carson resources include:
  • Office on the Go Services
  • PCS 101
  • Relocation Counseling for Chaptering, ETSing and Retiring
  • Relocation Packets for other locations
  • Sponsorship Information and Training
  • Waiting Families Program

 

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