Immigrant Workforce Learning Community (IWLC)

Indigenous migrants have been neglected and made invisible by prevailing attitudes and practices in the U.S., including philanthropy. Grantmakers can do something about it.
Indigenous women strawberry pickers
June 2019
Issue Brief
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Find the recording of the webinar, "Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants" here.
Materials: Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants 3.26.19
March 2019
Group Materials, Program Materials
Resource
A policy brief that considers the benefits of launching partnerships between adult education organizations and Career and Technical Education (CTE) providers.
January 2019
Issue Brief
Resource
This policy brief proposes a new instructional model that maintains a central focus on English acquisition while also building the critical skills and systems knowledge important for long-term integration success.
English Plus Integration: Shifting the Instructional Paradigm for Immigrant Adult Learners to Support Integration Success
October 2018
Issue Brief
Resource
This two-page factsheet takes a close look at characteristics of the immigrant workforce, making a case for how important it is to consider immigrant workers when developing local workforce development strategies.
Opportunities for Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce
July 2018
Factsheet
Resource
This factsheet examines the size and characteristics of the immigrant workforce and explores key strategies that organizations in three cities are using to support training this population. 
Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce to Meet Employer Demand for Skilled Workers
July 2018
Factsheet
Resource
A 33-slide presentation that provides an overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); examines how it serves Latinos and English Language Learners; and considers WIOA's future.
WIOA 101: What You Need to Know about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
April 2018
Presentation
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This 29-slide presentation covered how advocates can advance policies to boost immigrant workers' success, such as career pathways, sector partnerships, integrated education and training, and state data systems and workforce data tools.
State Policy Levers That Can Address Immigrant Workforce Needs
March 2018
Presentation
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A 55-slide presentation on immigrant workforce and adult education policy and funding; examples of institutions advancing such policies, and examples of levers & tools available to advance such policies.
Creative Implementation of Federal Policies to Support Immigrant Workforce Programs at the State and Local Level
March 2018
Presentation
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A 24-slide presentation on apprenticeship and work-based learning (WBL), their relevance for immigrants, related federal and state level activities, and opportunities for advocates.
Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning: State and Local Opportunities for Immigrants
March 2018
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