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12 March 2019
Portland, Maine, United States
The City of Portland, Maine, has created a new path to teacher certification for immigrants who served as teachers in their home countries. The program aims to help immigrants navigate the country's complicated teache...
21 February 2019
Berlin, Germany, hosts Europe's largest job fair for refugees, connecting refugees looking for jobs with employers trying to fill empty positions. For many, learning English and navigating German bureaucracy are among...
21 February 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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In the rural landscape of Wisconsin dairy farming, a local nonprofit organization connects American farmers with their immigrant employees to build a bridge with language and comprehensive job training. While the immi...
15 February 2019
Talent Beyond Boundaries is an organization that connects refugees with specialized skillsets to employers who can offer them jobs (and visas) in Canada and Australia. For many such refugees, employers traditionally a...
12 February 2019
Oakland, California, United States
An ethnic studies teacher at an Oakland high school with a large immigrant population asks each student to spend a bit of the class time teaching their home language to the class. Acacia WoodsChan has noted increasing...
11 February 2019
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
In West Lebanon, New Hampshire, conversation circles are helping immigrants to the country learn and practice English. Even beyond the practical language skills, the group also fosters a sense of belonging and community.
7 February 2019
San Diego, California, United States
For migrant detainees in San Diego County's Otay Mesa Detention Center, a recent letter writing campaign from participants at nearby San Diego State University has brought a small form of hope and courage. The univers...
6 February 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel
A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...
10 January 2019
Boulder, United States
Having your identity stolen, especially a social security number, is frightening and can have far reaching consequences for everyone involved; while some of the people who commit identity theft have malicious intents,...
3 January 2019
Immersive engagement on a personal level promotes integration into new cultures. To help newcomers and foreign residents integrate into Estonian society, the Estonian Institute’s program, Culture Step, allows particip...
26 December 2018
Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain
A professional soccer team in Andalusia called Alma de África has helped integrate migrants and locals. The team has 25 players from 16 different countries, including Spain. It provides a sense of family and belonging...
5 December 2018
More than half of the almost 70 million people who have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced are children. The Lego Foundation and Sesame Workshop are teaming up with organizations in the countries surro...
30 November 2018
Programs in upper Austria have helped immigrants integrate into rural communities. Regional-interkulturell.kompetent (RIKK) and Heimat=Sharing engage both newcomers and locals at schools, companies, and social clubs t...
28 November 2018
Derby Line, Vermont, United States
Iranian families are sidestepping the U.S. Muslim ban inside a library. The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is located in both Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec. Dozens of Iranian families have briefly r...
15 November 2018
Austin, United States
The nonprofit GirlForward operates in Chicago and Austin, and is working to help young refugee girls learn skills and thrive in America. The intensive mentoring and tutoring program has shown results for girls who are...
9 November 2018
Salem, Oregon, United States
Bringing assistance to asylum seekers from South Asia requires elevating their story in national discourse. In Salem, Oregon, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon has coordinated with other advocacy groups, co...
8 November 2018
New York, New York, United States
To assert their voice, community activists must move from behind the scenes to the front lines. Mobilizing the ethnic and immigrant community against Trump’s executive order of 2017 has led to the creation of the Yeme...
6 November 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
Grassroots organizers use mobile technology to spread information and resources to underserved immigrant communities. Groups like the Haitian Bridge Alliance and UndocuBlack mobilize legal and social resources for imm...
1 November 2018
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Both Rochester, NY and Windsor, Ontario are destinations for refugees. However, Ontario has had more success acclimating these newcomers through its early education programs. On a reporting trip, Rochester's Democrat ...
30 October 2018
Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...
26 October 2018
Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico
A small Mexican town called Pijijiapan is embracing the recent migrant crisis with open arms. When they heard that a caravan of migrants was passing through soon, the entire community pitched in to welcome them with f...
25 October 2018
Swan Island, Oregon, United States
Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...
24 October 2018
Oakland, California, United States
In Oakland, California, parents, many of whom are immigrants, take family literacy classes at their child's elementary school. These programs empower parents to help students with their homework and provide parents wi...
11 October 2018
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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The Archdiocese of Baltimore is set to start issuing parishioner ID cards in a program modeled off a similar one in Texas. The ID cards include a name, address, and birth date and are meant for undocumented immigrants...
4 October 2018
Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Although Massachusetts has been slow to join the personalized learning movement, when Revere High School, a predominantly immigrant and low income population, decided to adopt the approach, it quickly gained national ...
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