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Community Action’s

Latino Family Development

The Latino Family Development program provides services to low to moderate income Hispanic/Latino families who may benefit from increased language proficiency and financial literacy, translation services, and, achieving DREAMer (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) status.

Services provided under the Latino Family Development program include:

  • English Language Learners (ELL) Course that includes a financial literary instruction
  • Free income tax preparation services
  • Translation services for low-income applications and tax forms, including those applying for renewals of DREAMer or DACA Status

Get in touch with one of our bilingual staff members to learn more: 785-836-4500

Community Action’s

English Language Classes

Community Action is offering FREE English language classes for intermediate learners. Classes will begin January 14th and end March 20th. Join us on Tuesdays and Fridays as we delve into the English language.

About the Instructor

Marvin Stottlemire has earned a BA in political science from the University of Oregon; MA and PhD in political science from Rice University; and a JD from the University Of Kansas School Of Law. He taught political science at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and was the Assistant Director of the University of Kansas Public Management Center. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
In addition to his professional activities, he is an award winning amateur actor and has been a member of Laughing Matters Improv Comedy Company for 16 years. He founded and is the director of Topeka Civic Theater’s Senior Class, an improv comedy company made up entirely of actors over 50. He taught English as a Second Language for Vida for several years and is a certified ESL teacher.

Clases de idioma Ingles gratis con Community Action.

Get in touch with one of our bilingual staff members to learn more: 785-836-4500. If you have questions about assignments, please email


The Latino Family Development program helps strengthen Hispanic/Latino families by improving their language proficiency for employment, saving resources through tax services, and helping them achieve their potential through other supportive systems.

  • Enrollment for ELL classes begin in July before the school year. A pretest is required for enrollment.
  • Free income tax preparation services are available to Shawnee County residents.