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News From the Network
Catholic Charities - Diocese of Gary, Inc. in Gary, Indiana
Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, Virginia
Rural Community Development Resources in Yakima, Washington
Nueva Vida Assemblies of God in Mansfield, Texas
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County in Boulder, Colorado
Women's Transitional Living Center in Fullerton, California
Highland Legal Aid Clinic in Highland Park, Illinois
Integration Newsletter March 2017
This month, CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration celebrates a variety of welcoming actions. A CLINIC webinar teaches you to work with your local government officials to accomplish goals that help immigrants. Catholic Charities Dallas joined the City of Dallas to help prevent immigrants from becoming homeless. Also, the Washington Post explored the history of one of Americans’ favorite foods and the role immigrants have played in its evolution. These updates, and more, illustrate the power in thinking outside of the box when helping immigrants.
Congratulations to the affiliates chosen for the 2017-2019 Immigrant Integration Partner program:
Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo in Pueblo, Colorado
Catholic Charities of Denver in Denver, Colorado
Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio in Cincinnati, Ohio
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Stay tuned for updates on these programs’ efforts to increase, encourage and promote immigrant integration.
CLINIC Resources and Webinars
Did you miss our webinar highlighting tips and strategies for working with local governments on immigrant integration initiatives? Check out the archived recording and slides on our website.
Affiliate Highlight Blog
In collaboration with the City of Dallas, Catholic Charities Dallas is working to keep residents, many of whom are first, second and third generation immigrants, from being forced from their homes. A local property manager is refusing to update the buildings to meet the new safety codes. To protect the community, Catholic Charities is collecting surveys to evaluate the situation and develop the resources they need.
Outside Events, Webinars, and Resources:
In a compelling address, Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, a CLINIC board member, used his home diocese to illustrate the welcoming and inclusive nature of the Catholic Church and its sacraments. The address also captures the important role priests and community leaders play in encouraging a unified, integrated and welcoming congregation.
The Washington Post took an interesting look at the influence immigrants have had on one of the United States’ oldest cooking styles. From highlighting Charlie Vergos’ legacy in Memphis to Heirloom Market BBQ in Atlanta, this article provides a fun perspective on integration, specifically how immigrant cultures enhanced cuisine viewed as quintessentially American.