Immigration Management Project
The Immigration Management Project (IMP) was created to help executive and program staff at non profit immigration programs obtain training on program management, advocacy, case management, fundraising, and other areas essential to running a charitable immigration program.
CLINIC’s Field Support Coordinators (FSCs) work closely with program staff, guiding them through the process of applying for accreditation and recognition from the BIA as well as conducting trainings on program management topics.
In 2010 CLINIC introduced an advanced level immigration program management training available as an on-site and Web-based training. Three on-site management trainings were held in 2010 and attended by fifty-seven individuals.
In addition, CLINIC hosted an inaugural training on capacity
building and BIA accreditation and recognition for national groups.
The first gathering of national organizations to discuss the role of
BIA accreditation and recognition was held in Washington, D.C. and had 13 national networks represented.
National Integration and Capacity Building Project
In 2010 CLINIC launched this project after being awarded a $500,000 grant for national capacity building from the Office of Citizenship. This grant allows CLINIC to provide technical assistance and funding to four affiliates—Catholic Charities of Buffalo, NY; Catholic Charities of Cleveland, OH; Catholic Services of Macomb, MI; and Catholic Charities of Stockton, CA —to establish new programs in English as a Second Language (ESL)/citizenship education and/or naturalization application assistance. The goal of this 18-month project is to expand citizenship services in underserved communities.