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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.

To View The Relocation Readiness Program Flyer, CLICK HERE!

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 monthly.  Pre-registration required. For details, call +1(719)526-1127.

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., ACS Center, Bldg. 1201
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

 

More Community Support

Nurturing 3 to 12 Years (12 Week Classes) WINTER

Winter Registration is open Jan. 5 and classes are Jan. 12 to March 30.

Jan 19 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Auditing SFRG Informal Funds

Jan 20 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Toddler Time

Jan 20 9:30 am - 11 am

Professional Development Series--Career Exploration & Assessments

Jan 20 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Play Group

Jan 21 10 am - 12 pm
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Mountain Post Living Welcome for Spouses and Families

In-person at the Grant Library. We are excited to see you and welcome you to our community.

Jan 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Infant Massage & Baby Nurturing

Create strong bonds & increase communication between baby & parent.

Jan 25 9:30 am - 11 am

Sole Parenting Group

Jan 25 12 pm - 1 pm
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Center on Fathering

Jan 25 1 pm - 3 pm
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Center on Fathering

Jan 25 1 pm - 3 pm
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Federal Resume and USAJOBS.gov

Jan 25 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Federal Resume and USAJOBS.gov

Jan 25 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Heartbeat

Jan 25 6:15 pm - 8 pm

AFTB Military Knowledge

Jan 26 9 am - 2:30 pm
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Nurturing Infants to 5 years (12 Week Classes) WINTER

Winter Registration is open Jan. 5 and classes are Jan. 12 to March 30.

Jan 26 9:30 am - 11:45 am
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SFAC Transition and Medical Retirement Brief

Jan 26 10 am - 11 am
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Homebuyers Workshop

Learn all the facts about homebuying. Topics include: choosing a real estate agent, selecting the right house, obtaining the right mortgage, VA Loans, understanding the closing process and much more.

Jan 26 1 pm - 4 pm
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Homebuyers Workshop

Learn all the facts about homebuying. Topics include: choosing a real estate agent, selecting the right house, obtaining the right mortgage, VA Loans, understanding the closing process and much more.

Jan 26 1 pm - 4 pm

Volunteer, VMIS and OPOC Training

Jan 26 1:30 pm - 3 pm
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Volunteer, VMIS and OPOC Training

Jan 26 1:30 pm - 3 pm
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Boot Camp For New Dads

Are you a new dad and need some help figuring it out?

Feb 1 9 am - 12 pm

CARE Team Training

Feb 1 9 am - 12 pm
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Banking Management

Feb 1 9:30 am - 11 am
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ScreamFree Parenting

Feb 2 1 pm - 3 pm