Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Immigrant Integration in American Cities

The National League of CitiesMunicipal Action for Immigrant Integration project is launching a new series of policy reports on immigrant integration efforts undertaken in cities and towns across the United States.

The first report in the series, Municipal Innovations in Immigrant Integration, focuses on the Indianapolis model, 2000-2007. NLC staff members Ricardo Gambetta, manager for the Immigrant Integration and Inclusive Communities programs; Aida Ashouri, Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration intern; and Jamie Durana, program associate for the Inclusive Communities program, will present the report. Special guest speaker, former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, will provide opening remarks.

The policy report release will be from 6-7 p.m. 25 August, with a reception to immediately follow, at the Marriott East Hotel and Conference Center, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis. Copies of the report will be available. If you plan to attend, send an email by 21 August.

Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration is a new NLC project focused on promoting civic engagement and naturalization among immigrant communities in cities throughout the United States. In addition, the project will establish a knowledge-sharing network across different cities and organizations. MAII aims to be a resource for municipal officials and community-based organizations who seek assistance in addressing immigrant integration challenges in their communities.


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