The Center for Immigrant Integration offers several tools to better understand immigrant integration – its definition, what it looks like, who is responsible for making it happen, and how to get an agency ready to work on integration as an agency goal.
Many tasks in an immigration legal services program can be completed by volunteers. Using volunteers when possible frees up staff time that can be devoted to offering more services to clients. This toolkit contains helpful information on how best to use volunteers in your program, how to recruit and retain volunteers, and how to incorporate them into your program’s plan for the passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Sample forms are included as well as sample volunteer job descriptions.
Learning the Basics
Immigrant and Community Integration: Fulfilling Catholic Social Teaching and American Values
CLINIC’s White Paper provides a better understanding of immigrant integration as a concept and contextualizes it in the work that CLINIC does because of its roots in Catholic social teaching.
Immigrant and Community Integration Step by Step Guide to Local Integration Programming
This white paper will guide your organization through this process to help you design, implement, evaluate and reassess your integration initiatives while demonstrating how to actively promote integration in your community.
President's Task Force on New Americans
A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration
Catholic Social Teaching and Migration Presentation
This presentation, which was first given in July 2008, gives an overview of Catholic social teaching on migration.
Assessing Readiness and Need
CLINICs three Immigrant Integration Surveys are designed to provide a multi-perspective picture of immigrant integration in your community. Use the data collected from these surveys to develop local immigrant integration programming that reflects the needs of your community members.
You must be logged into your CLINIC account to request the surveys. Click here to create an account. If you’d prefer, email Leya Speasmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the surveys.