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New Report Shows Immigrants in the City of Los Angeles Paid nearly $15 Billion in Taxes and Held More Than $38 Billion in Spending Power

Immigrants in the city are over 23 percent more likely to be of working age than their U.S.-born counterparts and make up nearly 72 percent of the essential services workforce. LOS ANGELES, CA – A new report released today by New American Economy in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Coalition for Humane…

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Resource Webinar

Access to Housing, Disaster Relief, and Homelessness Assistance Programs for Immigrants

This webinar aired on December 2, 2021. This webinar covers public assistance services and how immigration status affects — or doesn’t affect — one’s ability to receive assistance in housing, disaster relief, and/or homelessness. SPEAKERS: Wafa Dinaro, Director of Economic Development, Wayne County, Michigan Kate Walz, Senior Attorney, National Housing Law Project Luz Viviana Meza,…

Equitable Access
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Blog Post

Southern Missourians of all backgrounds find common purpose during pandemic

In 2020, Welcoming America and its members worked in eight cities to bridge diverse communities and foster a deeper sense of belonging for local residents, including immigrants. This story is part of the Belonging Begins With Us campaign, which was funded in part by the Walmart Foundation.  At 59, Maria de Lordes looks back at…

Connected Communities, Stories of Impact
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Blog Post

Inclusive economic recovery: bridging the digital divide, language access gaps in Contra Costa County

As the U.S. continues to recover from some of the worst of the pandemic, Welcoming Network members worked in communities to make the recovery process as inclusive as possible. This is the final of three blogs written by Global Detroit on behalf of Welcoming America that share the challenges, solutions, and possibilities of inclusive economic…

Connected Communities, Economic Development, Equitable Access, Government and Community Leadership, Stories of Impact
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Blog Post

A year of fostering belonging: 2021 reflections

As the world headed into a second year of the pandemic, we faced new and familiar challenges from misinformation, climate change and migration, and uneven economic recovery. But we also saw a surge of unprecedented support in racial equity, accessibility, and infrastructure investment. As we look ahead to 2022, here are some of the key…

Connected Communities, Economic Development, Equitable Access, Government and Community Leadership, Refugees, Safe Communities, Welcoming Week
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Blog Post

Inclusive economic recovery: Sparking immigrant entrepreneurship in California’s Central Valley

As the U.S. economy faced uneven recovery timelines from the coronavirus pandemic – with some sectors enduring complete shutdown while others experienced slow recoveries – many immigrant communities encountered additional stresses from the lack of access to services and federal relief funding. This includes immigrants living in the Central Valley of California. Approximately 900,000 immigrants…

Economic Development, Stories of Impact
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Resource Webinar

Community Sponsorship of Refugees: Methods and Examples

This webinar took place on November 17, 2021 Community sponsorship provides an avenue for individuals, groups, and organizations to participate in the resettlement of refugees. This webinar will explore the various community sponsorship models and provide resources for communities wanting to take part in supporting refugee families. If you’re looking to better understand the options…

Refugees
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News Press Release

One Region Initiative in metro Atlanta transitions ownership to Corners Outreach to lead regional inclusion strategy

Decatur, GA — Today, national nonprofit Welcoming America announces the transition of the One Region Initiative to local nonprofit Corners Outreach. Formed in 2017 in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the One Region Initiative made Atlanta the first major metro area in the U.S. to adopt a regional welcoming plan that encompassed…

Connected Communities, Government and Community Leadership
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Resource Toolkit

Cómo Establecer y Mantener la Gestión Inclusiva de Emergencias con las Poblaciones de Inmigrantes y Refugiades

“La Lista de Verificación para la Gestión Inclusiva de Emergencias con las Poblaciones de Inmigrantes y Refugiades” — creada en colaboración con el Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management — tiene como objetivo contribuir al fortalecimiento de los planes de preparación para emergencias existentes.  Para ello, se asegurará que les inmigrantes y refugiades…

Connected Communities, Equitable Access, Government and Community Leadership, Refugees, Safe Communities
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Resource Webinar

Unaccompanied Minors: Changing the Narrative & Taking Action

This webinar took place on November 3, 2021 This webinar features a panel of distinguished speakers from a variety of agencies working to provide support to unaccompanied minors in the United States. During the conversation, our panelists: Highlight key policies that provide context for what is occurring at the U.S. – Mexico border. Describe who…

Equitable Access, Safe Communities
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