Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities
Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy: A Popular Education Resource for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organizers
By Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Francisco Arguelles Paz y Puente, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie, and Sasha Khokha
BRIDGE: Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy is a tool for all organizers, community groups, educators, activists, advocates, and leaders—anyone committed to supporting the rights of immigrants, refugees, and the communities where we all live.
In this brief, we examine changes in the number of naturalized citizens and the rate of naturalization. We also explore the size and characteristics of the pool of immigrants in the United States now or soon to be eligible to naturalize. Core findings include:
By Lutheran Immigrant & Refugee Services (LIRS) and Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) The leadership development model explored in this initiative has at its core the relationship between community-based organizations that provide services to immigrants and the immigrant communities they serve. We believe this is an effective collaboration because the uniting of established, experienced organizations with the energy, ideas, skills and concerns of immigrants and refugees can strengthen both. It is only one of several immigrant-oriented leadership development models.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) joined forces to research and produce Pursuing Democracy’s Promise: Newcomer Civic Participation in America to call the philanthropic community’s attention to the critical
importance of engaging immigrants and refugees in civic life and integrating them fully into our society.
Research on Barriers and Opportunities for Increasing Leadership in Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Prepared for: The Hyams Foundation, Inc.
Prepared by: Emily Gantz McKay, President
Kristin Scotchmer, Director of Organizational Development
Myriam Figueroa-Melendez, Research and Evaluation Specialist
Saima Huq, Research and Project Assistant