Succeed in America

Overcome Cultural and Linguistic Barriers. Improve Effectiveness 

Directory and Resources

A concise listings of organizations, products and services that enable you and your family to establish and maintain a new life in the USA. Should the URLs expire, use your search engine (e.g. and the key words. In cases when the organization details or contact information are not listed check your local yellow pages or

Cell phones
Credit cards
Community colleges
Driving schools
Educational Credentials


Legal assistance
Money transfer
Mortgage providers
Moving and storage
Phone cards


Rental trucks
Resume preparation
Tax preparation
Translators and Interpreters
Universities & schools


Recommended Reading and Web Sites


Apartments – a website to find apartments for rent throughout the US, features moving companies, truck rentals, moving supplies and roommate matching service. – covers roommate service nationally – check out apartments for rent in your local paper classified ads section.


Attorneys – Accident, injury and malpractice lawyers


Immigration Lawyers (See: Immigration Service Providers)


Cell phones

Cingular Wireless –; 1-800-33-0500

Nextel –; 1-800-211-7784

T-Mobile – 1 866 421 9473

TracFone –, prepaid wireless service. Look for TracFone Store locator by state. Offers cell phone service without a contract, credit check, security deposit, activation fee or cancellation fee if you discontinue service. Users can purchase refill airtime cards locally or online in four different denomination.

Verizon Wireless –; 1-800-922-0204


Credit Cards

American Express – ; 1-800-528-4800

Diners Club – 1-800-234-6377

Discover – 1-800-347-2683

MasterCard – – 1800-307-7309

Visa – 1-800-336-472


Colleges (see: Universities)


Community Colleges

Find your local community college at Community colleges are two year post-secondary institutions that offer certificate programs, Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Sciences degrees, plus many other programs. According tolatest statistics from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), there are 1,166 community colleges in the United States.


Driving Schools

Try,Yellow Pages, or On-line “California Driving Schools, Connecticut Driving School, etc.”


Educational Credentials Evaluations – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services lists an extensive number of agencies evaluating foreign educational credentials in this country. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., a non-profit public service organization. Contact, (414) 289-3400– World Education Services.1-800-937-3895, (212) 966-6311



Adecco – international staffing services, To find an office in your part of the world, use the right hand bar to navigate directly to the relevant Adecco Group country or division. – North American division

Au Pair in America –, 1-800-928-7247,   live-in child care and cultural experience; Au Pair in America –, 1-800-928-7247, live-in child care and cultural experience. The organization provides choice of programs, the right family, time off for travel, study opportunities, and local support.

Euraupair – , 1-800-901-2002, arranges aupairs, or nannies, from Western Europe for American children

National Association of Personnel Consultants (NAPC) – (703) 684-0180,

Kelly Services – helps to find job openings by state and by category – database of employment agencies


Areas of focus


Accountants Inc.


Advantange Staffing

all 1-800-723-4269

Excel Partners


Hotel World

hospitality/hotel industry

McIntyre and Associates   


Net Temps


Northwest Staffing,


RJS Assoc


Smith Hanley



Executive Search Firms (see: Headhunters)


Headhunters (executive search firms) – a database of resumes searched by recruiters

Yahoo! Small Business > Recruiting and Placement > Executive Search Firms – a Yahoo directory presents a comprehensive list of executive search firms by popularity and by alphabet


Immigration Service Providers – American Immigration Lawyers Association

Barr & La Cava – 1-888-522-2821, 203/356-1505, contact John J. La Cava



Yellow Pages/ of Commerce


Geico (car insurance) 1-877-252-4635;

Progressive Insurance –

Travelers –

Homeowners insurance


Language schools

Check Yellow Pages or

Berlitz –

Cendant Intercultural –

Inlingua –

Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (LVA) – is a national network of local, state, and regional literacy providers that give adults and their families the opportunity to acquire skills to be effective in their roles as members of their families, communities, and workplaces. LVA’s cost-effective system enables to provide student-focused language tutoring, one-to-one or in small groups, at virtually no charge to the student. To contact by phone to find out about a branch in your area, call headquarters at (202) 792-8260.


Legal Assistance

Immigration Attorneys (see : Immigration Service Providers)


Libraries – listings of public libraries by State



Contact your state licensing board to find out about the exam you need to take to get a license.

Medical – list of State Medical Licensing Agencies


Money Transfer – 150 000 agents in 195 countries; to find western union in your area call the 800 phone number 1-800-CALL-CASH, or check location in your area by clicking on the link Find Agent Location– go to the link Money Gram Agent to locate an agent by location or zip code

If the funds recipient has a bank account, you can also transfer money through your bank to the bank account in the target country.


Mortgage providers

Cendant Mortgage – 1-800-215-6323 – 1-800-champion

GMAC Mortgage – 1-877-965-4622

National City Mortgage – 1-888-283-4852


Moving and storage

A&A International Shipping Inc. 1-800-626-0766, – commercial and residential, local and long distance moving services in Salt Lake City, Utah

U-Haul – 1-800-GO-UHAUL (1-800-468-4285)


Packers/organizers – 203-377-5399, 1-866-999-9011


Phone cards

International Discount Calls,

PennyTalk –, 1-888-311-8353


Rental trucks

Budget –

U-Haul –, 1-800-789-3638


Resume Preparation – the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA) – Professional Association of resume writers and career coaches. – 1-800-resumes (1-800-737-8637) – XPRT Resume provides professional, affordable, specialized resumes, cover letters and resume packages for professionals and students


Shipping (see: moving and storage)


Tax preparation

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) or


Translators and Interpreters

International Institute of Buffalo, New York –; (716) 883-1900;


Portuguese/English, English/Portuguese
Rosalina Tipton –, (203)722-1563 

Portuguese/English, English/PortugueseSpanish –


Universities & schools

Yahoo Directory – Colleges and Universities – United States

American Universities listed in alphabetical order – – American Universities listed by state

Fairfield University (203) 254-4000;; North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06430

New York Institute of English and Business, 212-381-8817


Visa/immigration – U.S. Department of Justice Web site provides a listing of free or low-cost immigration legal assistance. – American Immigration Lawyers Association. Provides a listing of immigration lawyers. – American Immigration Law Foundation – Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). Among other helpful facts, the site provides information on the policies, procedures, forms, and fees involved in immigrating to the U.S. It also lists non-profit agencies providing services to immigrants and refugees. – Immigration and Refugee Services of America (IRSA), assists refugees and immigrants in relocating to the United States


Volunteering, 1-800-942-2677



Interim Service Executives – “Solution Provider” – provide strategy and process solutions to a variety of industries, PO Box 729, Bethel, CT 06801; 203.744.3724; 203.645.3546 Cell


Recommended Reading and Web Sites 
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Live and Work in the USA and Canada (Live and Work) 
by Adam Lechmere, et al

Speak American- A Survival Guide to the Language and Culture of the U.S.A. 
by Dileri Borunda Johnston

Immigrants & Refugees – Create Your New Life in America 
by Raimonda Mikatavage

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