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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
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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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Structural Othering & Belonging (Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series)

This is the final video of the Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series. Judy Heumann, a prominent disability rights activist who was featured in the Netflix documentary “Crip Camp”, shares her lessons on belonging as a person living with disabilities and how society’s structures can both “other” and foster belonging, in this conversation with Rachel…

Connected Communities, Equitable Access
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Interpersonal Othering & Belonging (Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series)

This is the second of three videos in the Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series. John Sarrouf of the organization Essential Partners asks: Why does belonging matter? How do we as bridge builders create spaces of real belonging? Sarrouf shares possible solutions through trust-building, shared conversations, and examinations of our individual complexities. This training series…

Connected Communities, Equitable Access
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Belonging as an antidote to othering (Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series)

This is the first of three videos in the series, Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally. john a. powell, Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, provides an overview of the concepts of othering and belonging, including examples of how we fail to see others as fully human. Through these examples, powell encourages…

Connected Communities, Equitable Access
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Press Release

New Research Shows Immigrants in Gainesville Paid $76 Million in Taxes and Held nearly $242 Million in Spending Power in 2019

Immigrants in Gainesville make up 11.3 percent of the population, but 23 percent of STEM workers, 17.5 percent of education workers, and 16 percent of entrepreneurs GAINESVILLE, FL — A new report released today by New American Economy in partnership with the City of Gainesville and the R​​ural Women’s Health Project, underscores the critical role…

Economic Development
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Emerson YMCA, Our Lady of Guadalupe School help kids through pandemic, shared effort

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.  Where do we find healing during troubled times?…

Connected Communities, Stories of Impact
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