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Center for Immigrant Integration (May 2015 Updates)

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By Louise Maria Puck, Intern

CLINIC’s new Center for Immigrant Integration seeks to encourage and facilitate the development of immigrant integration initiatives throughout its network through the creation of resources and trainings and through the dissemination of best practices currently present in CLINIC affiliate agencies.


This month, the Center has several new developments.


New Resources!

Funding Available

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Class of 2016 is now open.  Thirty outstanding New Americans will be awarded $90,000 toward their graduate school studies in the U.S. The thirty recipients will be selected for their potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture, or their academic field. The most recent group of recipients is extremely diverse in terms of family heritage, fields of study and New American status. Applications are due on November 1, 2015.

New Blog Article

Read CLINIC’s overview of the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration and CLINIC’s involvement.

Affiliate Highlights

Learn about Project Hope, a CLINIC affiliate located in Archbold, Ohio and led by Sister Ellen Lamberjack. This program promotes immigrant integration by offering legal services, education on rights and responsibilities to newcomers, and by celebrating immigrants’ success with an annual reception for new citizens.


ESL Resources

New! The USCIS offers free training for adult educators, program directors, volunteers, and representatives from immigrant-serving organizations. These seminars are offered around the country and are designed to enhance the skills needed to teach U.S. history, civics for the naturalization process.


Looking for innovative ways to promote and encourage immigrant integration in the workplace? Learn more about the Building Skills Partnership, located in several California counties.

Outside Resources

Looking for resources on different approaches to writing about migration and integration? Many higher education institutions in both Europe and the U.S. focus on immigrant integration.