Bodega

This is an online store that allows ABLE programs in the state of Ohio to request items from the Resource Center free of cost. Many of the items may be downloaded electronically via the websites listed. If you have trouble downloading an item, you may request a hardcopy from the Northeast ABLE Resource Center. To make a request, click and fill out the Bodega Request Form. If you have any problems making a request, please call us at: (800) 361-7076 or send an email to bodega@neable.org.

Items Available for Request in Hardcopy:

"USCIS Civics Flash Cards"
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

The Civics Flash Card will help immigrants learn about U.S. history and to prepare for the naturalization exam.

Limited quantities are available.

*Available online in PDF format at:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/citizenship

"USCIS Vocabulary Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test"
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Includes both the reading and writing vocabulary flash cards.

Limited quantities are available.

*Available online in PDF format at:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/citizenship

"The Wrong Help Can Hurt: Beware of Immigration Scams" Brochure
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Available in English and Spanish - Limited quantities

*Available online in PDF format at:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.e8b24a3cec33ca34c48bfc10526e0aa0/?vgnextoid=6aaad4aaee6ab210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=7bc9d4aaee6ab210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD

"Citizenship Foundation Skills and Knowledge Clusters"
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

*Available online in PDF format at:

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/M-794.pdf

"What every immigrant needs to know: Practical information for living and succeeding in the United States" - Third Edition

Intercambio de Comunidades (2010)

Sample copies available by request through the Bodega.

Order copies online here: www.livingintheus.org

"Citizenship Advertising Poster"

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Languages included on poster: English, Spanish, and Chinese

Limited quantities are available

"Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees"

Third Edition (2004)

Prepared by the Center for Applied Linguistics, Cultural Orientation Resource Center, Washington, DC

"Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees gives refugees being resettled in the United States general in the United States general information about what to expect and what services are available to them during their first months in the country. The guide aims to help these refugees develop realistic expectations about employment, education, health care, and other aspects of life in the United States."

"Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants"

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), 2005

Designed for new permanent residents and the organizations that serve, "Welcome to the United States" contains practical information to help immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, as well as basic civics information that will introduce new immigrants to the U.S. system of government.

*Hard copies available in English and Spanish


** Online copies available in 11 languages here

***If you are unable to download and print from www.uscis.gov, you may request a hardcopy packet (limit one) from NEABLE by ordering through our bodega request form (please indicate language when asked for quantity).

"Money Smart: An Adult Education Program"

Produced by the FDIC

Money Smart is helpful resource put out by the FDIC. It is available in both English and Spanish. It contains several modules as well as very good instructions for how to use the site. It keeps track of where the learner is in the curriculum, and lends itself to the learner working through the modules at whatever pace is comfortable and being able to leave and come back in at any point. MoneySmart is available both online and in the form of a CD-ROM. Both can be accessed from: http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/mscbi/mscbi.html

*We have a limited quantity of the CD-ROMs available, please limit to one request per program!

"Hands on Banking" CD-ROM

Developed by Wells Fargo

Available online at: www.handsonbanking.org (English and Spanish)

*CD-R currently unavailable

**Includes curriculum for individual and classroom/community groups

"Community Connections - Education for Involved Communities"

A Curriculum for English Literacy/Civics Education

Developed by the Adult Learning Resource Center, Des Plaines, IL

Curriculum Developers - Carolyn Bohlman, Laura Martin, Catherine Porter

Illustrator - Nan Waterstreet Project

Director - Sue Barauski

Community Connections - Education for Involved Communites is composed of Lesson Plans, a Classroom Picture Set and a Flashcard Picture Set.

The Lessons Plans, Classroom Picture Set and Flashcard Picture Set may be requested separately through the Bodega.

"Your guide to paying off your PIPP balance"

Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel - Residential Utility Consumer Advocate

From brochure:

"The PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) allows income-eligible customers to pay a percentage of their income towards their monthly natural gas bill year round. Any remaining account balance is carried over each month and the amount owed continues to accumulate."

*Information on other consumer related issues are available through the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel at www.pickocc.org

"Guidelines For Teachers"
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning -2002
Includes guidelines for:
  • Active Listening
  • Guest Speakers
  • Discovery Learning
  • Field Trips

"USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit" U.S. Commitee for Refugees and Immigrants - www.refugees.org Includes information on: Communicable Diseases; Respitory Diseases; Nutrition Related Diseases; Maternal and Child Health; and Health Care Available on CD-R in:
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Burmese
  • English
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hmong
  • Karen
  • Kirundi
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Vietnamese
Or by download at: http://www.refugees.org/resources/for-refugees--immigrants/health/

"Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants - A Guide to Helping Refugees and Immigrants Who Are Elderly, Disabled, Low-Income, Low-Literate, and Limited English Proficiency"

A Guide by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (February, 2008) http://www.cliniclegal.org

Available online @ http://www.cliniclegal.org/resources/strategies-naturalizing-most-vulnerable-applicants

*If you are unable to download and print from www.cliniclegal.org, you may request a hardcopy packet (limit one) from the Northeast ABLE Resource Center by ordering through our bodega request form.

"Office of the Ohio Consumers' Council Multilingual Resources"

Available in Spanish:

1. Consumer Assistance Handbook
2. Utility Questions brochure
3. Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) brochure
4. Office of Consumer Affairs brochure

*Information on other consumer related issues are available in English and Spanish through the Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel at www.pickocc.org

"Culture Clips" INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications

EL/Civics lesson plans to accompany Intelecom's Culture Clips available by request.

"Know Your Ohio Government: The definitive guide for citizens who want to learn how to influence government policies"

League of Women Voters of Ohio

"Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons for the New Naturalization Test"

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

100 Questions and Answers for the New Naturalization Test Audio CD included!

"Beyond Citizenship: True Stories for the Civics Class"

By Margaret Silver

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

http://www.springinstitute.org/Files/beyondcitizenship.pdf

Hardcopies available by request (Limit one)

"Welcome to your new home!" (includes sample lessons)

Mercy Housing

www.mercyhouse.org

Available online at http://www.refugeehouse.org/publications.htm

This workbook is designed to be part of a housing orientation that includes a case manager and a refugee family. It is not intended to be a stand alone document.

"EL/Civics Lesson Plan Packet"

Ohio ABLE - EL/Civics

Available online at: http://www.neable.org/esol/el-civics/el-civics-lesson-plans/

Hardcopies available by request through the Bodega

"Financial Literacy Lessons for ESL Students"

California EL/Civics Mini-Grants - San Diego Centers for Education and Technology

Available online at: http://www.neable.org/wp-content/uploads/files/003370financial_literacy_esl.pdf

CD available by request through the Bodega

"Preparing for the US Citizenship Interview"

California EL/Civics Mini-Grants - San Diego Centers for Education and Technology

Available online at: http://www.neable.org/wp-content/uploads/files/Preparing%20for%20US%20Cit%20Interview/start.html

CD available by request through the Bodega

"MVCTC EL/Civics Lessons - Aspects of US Law in Everday Life, Voting in the US, and Consumer Beware"

Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Available online at: http://www.neable.org/esol/el-civics/miami-valley-ctc/

CD available by request through the Bodega

"Talking with the Police"

2002 CA EL/Civics Mini-Grant Products - Bruggemeyer Memorial Library, LAMP Program

Available online: Teacher's Guide and Workbook

CD available by request through the Bodega

"Financial Resources and Economic (F.R.E.E)" Curriculum

Developed by California Literacy, Inc with funding from the National Endowement for Financial Education

Available online: http://www.cpcc.edu/esl/civics/curriculum-materials/financial-resources-and-economic-education/free_unit_1.pdf

Hardcopies available by request through the Bodega

"The Beehive: A User’s Guide and Exercises for Adult ESL Students"

Developed by Central Piedmont Community College Adult ESL Program

Available online: http://www.neable.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/The-Beehive.doc

Hardcopies available by request through the Bodega

"The USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test (DVD)"

Developed by USCIS

The USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test is an informational video designed for lawful permanant residents (LPR) interested in learning more about the naturalization process.

"Instructions for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization"

USCIS (Rev. 06/17/2011)

www.uscis.gov

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