Through educational programming, MEI promotes the cultural, intellectual, and historical awareness of the Marshallese people to facilitate intercultural dialogue that fosters positive social change.
In 2018 we opened the Marshallese Resource and Educational Center in our new office at the Center for Nonprofits at the JTL thanks to a generous grant through the Office of Insular Affairs under the Dept. of the Interior. We have a full time staff and offer walk-in services, which include notary services, assistance with applications, and monthly workshops that include on creating a résumé, financial planning, and FAFSA and scholarship applications. With the help of a STOP VAWA grant through the state of Arkansas and Dept. of Justice, we recently started a Marshallese Women’s Advocacy Project, which, in part, raises awareness about domestic violence against women.
For the non-Marshallese community, we offer translation and interpreter services, and conduct trainings and classes on cultural competency. We offer PD for teachers as well.