National Immigrant Empowerment Project

CLINIC announces the National Immigrant Empowerment Project, or NIEP, a multi-year project that provides financial and technical assistance to eight selected affiliates (Catholic members and non-Catholic subscribers) to promote the full exercise of rights and responsibilities of immigrants.

CLINIC’s funding will be for affiliates to hire one, full-time community organizer and appoint and provide a stipend to one member of the local immigrant community as a community liaison. Together, they will mobilize low-income immigrant communities and their supporters to create social change based on local needs. Funding will also provide a small stipend for a summer intern position and leadership training for the community organizer and community liaison.