(Welcoming America/Uniting NC)
We seek to empower migrants and host communities to work together to create welcoming, vibrant, and just communities for newcomers and long-time residents alike.
In the United States, we focus on the following areas:
We seek to build relationships of mutual engagement between immigrants and host communities by highlighting shared values and goals, as well as the contributions of immigrants.
State and local policies:
We fund advocacy and communications activities to support state and local policies that provide newcomers access to essential services and opportunities, such as college, adult education, and driver’s licenses.
We support trainings and leadership development programs that help newcomers become more engaged in policymaking at all levels of government. Our focus is on immigrant youth, women, and low-wage workers. We also support non-partisan get-out-the-vote efforts that primarily target low-propensity, New American voters. To date, our voter engagement funding has been primarily in Arizona.
The following grants and collaborations are examples of this strategic priority:
In the United Kingdom, we focus on the following areas:
Young undocumented immigrants:
We focus on ensuring young people (especially young people born in the UK) become British citizens and engage fully with society. For those in irregular situations, we invest in providing them with quality advice about their options.
First- and second-generation children who don’t speak English as a first language at home:
We support efforts to improve the attainment of the one million students who speak English as an Additional Language in the state educational system. We focus on those students who are disadvantaged, and where possible, we support interventions that benefit all disadvantaged pupils.
The following collaborations and grants are examples of this strategic priority: