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Illinois Takes Lead to Promote Immigrant Integration

The New Americans Executive Order was created to outline immigrant integration strategies that are helpful to communities in the state of Illinois and beyond.  Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, the son of immigrant parents, hopes the initiative will make the American dream accessible for more families and create an example to help build stronger communities around the country.

Immigrant and Refugee Integration: New Films About the Experiences of Newcomers in America

This publication highlights a selection of top-quality documentary films that illuminate the immigrant experience and issues of integration such as English acquisition, education, employment, health, economic contributions, family cohesion, and Transnationalism. This new resource was curated by Active Voice in partnership with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Grantmakers in Film & Electronic Media. For a hard copy of this report please contact GCIR.

Immigrants and Intergroup Relations in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Opportunities

This paper responds to the growth of the immigrant and refugee population and the resulting increase in diversity in rural and urban communities across the United States. It seeks to enhance grantmakers’ understanding of intergroup relations within the dynamic context of immigration and to identify effective strategies for foundations to consider.

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