On September 20th, the Center for American Progress released a report entitled ”All Immigration is Local: Receiving Communities and their Role in Successful Immigrant Integration.” Click here for a copy of this groundbreaking report, which was written by Cornell political scientist Michael Jones Correa and annnounced at a public event, entitled Stronger Together, on September 20th at CAP.
To learn more about the event – which featured Welcoming America ED David Lubell – and view it in its entirety, click here. In addition, click here to learn more about the receiving communities initiative, an effort to build a movement of individuals and organizations focused on building understanding and easing tensions between long-time residents and new arrivals in communities that have seen recent immigrant population growth. Welcoming America is helping to lead this initiative, and is featured prominently in the report.
- Building meaningful connections between newcomers and immigrant receiving communities?
- Fostering and supporting local leadership in receiving communities?
- Learning about low-cost media strategies to change the conversation about immigrants in your town?
Join us at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle this fall!
Welcoming America is co-hosting the “Engaging Receiving Communities: Speaking with America” track. It will focus on the need for a paradigm shift in building real understanding, partnership and support between immigrants and long-time residents of communities.