Organization provides services to help newcomers assimilate

12/16/2012 | Denver Post, The

In Boulder, Colo., a nonprofit group called Intercambio has helped thousands of immigrants adapt to American society and learn a new language. The organization was formed in 2000 when co-founder Lee Shainis noticed schools cutting English language learner programs despite a growing number of immigrants living in the area. "We want to make sure that immigrants are participating and contributing, as opposed to scared and fearful," Shainis said.

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