|Think Tanks and University-Based
Policy and Research Centers CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION
A partnership of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research,
the National Center for Children in Poverty, the Child Care Bureau, and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, this
center maintains a useful resource list on "young dual language learners" and convenes researchers to recommend
priorities for future studies in this area.http://www.researchconnections.org/childcare/meetings/ell/index.jsp
COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONSORTIUM FOR IMMIGRANT EDUCATION
2007 and headquartered at Westchester Community College, the Consortium seeks to raise awareness of the role that community
colleges play in creating educational opportunities for immigrants and in promoting and expanding the range and
quality of programs and services for immigrant students around the country.http://www.sunywcc.edu/cccie/index.htm
GERMAN MARHSALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES
GMF is a non-partisan American
public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America
and Europe on transatlantic and global issues. Through its Transatlantic Academy, the Fund brings together scholars from Europe
and North America to explore issues of common interest, including immigration. Transatlantic Trends: Immigration
, launched in 2008, is an annual public opinion survey that examines attitudes and policy preferences related to immigration
in Europe, Canada, and the United States.http://www.gmfus.org/
LOW EDUCATED SECOND LANGUAGE AND LITERACY ACQUISITION (LESLLA) FOR ADULTS
is an international forum of researchers who share an interest in research on the development of second language skills by
adult immigrants with little or no schooling prior to entering immigrant destination countries.http://www.leslla.org/default.htmMASON PROJECT ON IMMIGRATION (GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY)
Dedicated to furthering
a "reasoned, empirically informed discussion and debate about the role of immigrant groups within the contemporary United
States," the Mason Project on Immigration draws on the resources of faculty from diverse disciplines to produce
research briefs and studies, organize community conferences, and consult with governmental agencies, community organizations,
and policy makers in the State of Virginia.http://cssr.gmu.edu/project/mpi
FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
(GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
Funded by the
U.S. Department of Education and authorized under Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the Clearinghouse
collects and disseminates useful information pertaining to the education of English language learners in public schools. It
also convenes state administrators to discuss issues in the field, holds webinars, publishes an online newsletter, and
maintains an online calendar of conferences and training opportunities in the field.
response to the dramatic change in the American religious landscape caused by global migration, the Pluralism Project at Harvard
University was established in 1991 "to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research,
outreach, and the active dissemination of resources." The Project has assembled a rich collection of online resources,
including links to Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic congregations in every state, a trove of newspaper articles collected by "religious
diversity news," and an abundance of reports on the new religious reality produced by Project staff and affiliated researchers
around the country. In addition, the "Civic Initiative" examines the interactions of newer religious communities
on the state and local level.
IOWA CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION AND LEADERSHIP
OF NORTHERN IOWA)
ICILI guides and prepares Iowa communities and businesses as they interact with newcomers
to the state. ICILI provides tailored consultation for community leadership, conducts research relating to issues facing immigrants
and host communities, offers training programs for business and industry, and educates Iowans concerning the needs, challenges
and opportunities of their new immigrant neighbors, co-workers and employees. ICILI has produced a series of publications
for a variety fo constituencies, including business leaders, religious leaders, health care professionals, and immigrants.http://www.newiowans.com/ GOODLING INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON FAMIILY LITERACY (PENN STATE UNIVERSITY)
of a larger Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy housed within the Department of Education at Penn State, the Goodling
Institute conducts research and publishes policy briefs in the field of family literacy. Goodling also maintains an extensive
online bibliography of resources in family literacy, including descriptions of various program models and studies of projects
focusing on immigrant families.http://www.ed.psu.edu/goodlinginstitute/
CENTER FOR MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY)
promotes scholarship, original research, and intellectual exchange among faculty and students with an interest in international
migration and national development. Housed in the Sociology Department at Princeton University, the Center has a particular
interest in the relationship between immigrant communities in receiving countries and the growth and development prospects
of sending nations. The Center has also produced studies examining the experience of the immigrant second generation, as well
as the role of transnational organizations in facilitating the integration of immigrants.http://cmd.princeton.edu/
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION RESEARCH INFORMATION AND EXCHANGE (UNIVERSITY
CIRRIE facilitates the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the
U.S. and other countries.CIRRIE maintains an extensive database of partially abstracted international rehabilitation research.
A section of the CIRRIE website is devoted to cultural competence.http://cirrie.buffalo.edu/index.php
CENTER ON IMMIGRATION, RACE, AND ETHNICITY, INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT STUDIES (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Drawing on the expertise of 18 faculty members from six departments on the Berkeley campus, the Center
seeks to understand the social, political, economic, and historical factors that shape the processes of identity formation,
intergroup relations, and collective mobilization around race, ethnicity, and immigration. Along with three other academic
centers, including the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University, the Center sponsors the National Asian-American Survey, one
of the most comprehensive surveys of the political views of Asian Americans in the United States.http://igs.berkeley.edu/cire/index.html
FOR RESEARCH ON IMMIGRATION, POPULATION AND PUBLIC POLICY (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE)
With more than
25 faculty members possessing expertise in immigration, the Center undertakes research on a broad range of topics, including
the multigenerational incorporation experiences of immigrant groups in the United States, the implications of immigration
on changing racial and ethnic identities, and the impact of legalization programs on the children of unauthorized immigrants.http://www.cri.uci.edu/index.htm
CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE IMMIGRATION STUDIES (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO)
Center examines migration issues in a global context, with special attention to Mexico. The Center's global network of research
associates consists of over 200 researchers and 19 institutional affiliates. The web site features conference proceedings,
working papers, and podcasts of presentations. The Center also functions as a hub of the University of California's Center of Expertise on Migration and Health, which pools expertise from each of the system's 10 campuses.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION
(UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
in 2008, the center promotes research and dialogue concerning long-term issues of immigrant settlement, generational succession,
incorporation and integration. The center also aims to facilitate civic dialogue about issues of immigrant settlement,
economic mobility, social cohesion and social equity.
CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON THE EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND TEACHING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (CREATE)
One of 13 research and development centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, CREATE is a collaborative
enterprise joining researchers at five U.S. universities and the Center for Applied Linguistics. CREATE focuses on middle
school English language learners (Grades 4-8) and specializes in subject area teaching strategies and materials. CREATE hosts
an annual conference and posts conference materials and research products on its web site.
CLUB OF MADRID, SHARED SOCIETIES PROJECT
Made up of former heads of state and government
in democratic countries, including President Bill Clinton of the United States, the Club of Madrid seeks to use the experience
and status of former world leaders to raise the prominence of key issues facing the world today. In 2008, the Club designated
social cohesion as one of its priority issues and held the first major international conference on the subject. The Project
has produced a "Portfolio of Policies and Practices to Promote a Shared Society," giving major attention to divisions
between immigrants and members of "host communities."
IMMIGRATION RESEARCH GROUP (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE)
The Immigration Research
Group seeks to provide information and research pertaining to immigrants in the United States and other countries available
to scholars, journalists, government officials, community organizations, and the general public.
INTER-UNIVERSITY PROGRAM FOR LATINO RESEARCH (IUPLR)
Headquartered at the Institute
for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, IUPLR is a consortium of 18 university-based Hispanic research centers
in the United States. Through a system of cross-institutional working groups, IUPLR promotes research to systematically fill
gaps in knowledge about Hispanic communities. Current working groups include: Latino Politics, US-Mexican Border and
Families, Obesity, the National Alliance for Latino Economic Progress, and the National Hispanic Educational Alliance.
IUPLR also works to expand the pool of Latino scholars and leaders.
MIGRANT INTEGRATION POLICY INDEX
by a consortium of 25 organizations led by the British Council and Migrant Policy Group, The Migrant Integration Policy Index
(MIPEX) measures policies to integrate migrants in 25 member states of the European Union, as well as Canada, Norway
and Switzerland. It uses over 100 policy indicators to create a rich, multi-dimensional picture of migrants' opportunities
to participate in European societies. MIPEX covers six policy areas which shape an immigrant's journey to full citizenship,
including labour market access, family reunion, long-term residence, political participation, access to nationality, and anti-discrimination.
MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE
MPI is an independent,
non-partisan think tank dedicated to the analysis of the movement of people worldwide. The Institute provides analysis, development,
and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. In 2005, the Institute
convened an "Independent Task Force on Immigration and America's Future." One of the four goals of the Task Force was
to produce policy recommendations to promote the "social and economic integration of newcomers" in the United States.
In 2007, MPI launched the National Center for Immigrant Integration Policy. Information about the Center may be found at:
The Center maintains a "Language Portal," an online collection of over 500 resources used by public
agencies in providing language access services, and a database of state legislation pertaining to immigration. General informational
resources assembled by the Institute may be found at: www.migrationinformation.org.
Information about the Institute itself may be found at: www.migrationpolicy.org
NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON ADVANCING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR CULTURALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITIES, CENTER FOR
The mission of the National Resource Center is to
"serve as a central clearinghouse of resources and an information exchange portal to facilitate communication, networking
and collaboration to improve preparedness, build resilience and eliminate disparities for culturally diverse communities across
all phases of an emergency." The Center has devoted considerable attention to identifying strategies
and models for addressing langugage barriers in emergency preparedness.
GLOBAL REM (RACE, ETHNICITY, AND MIGRATION),
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Global REM is a joint undertaking of the University's Immigration History Research Center
and Institute for Global Studies. The University of Minnesota describes itself as the "birthplace of immigration history
in the 1920's." Through Global REM, the University seeks to study human movement in a global context. Current community
initiatives involve curricular enrichment projects for secondary schools and media outreach.
CENTER FOR NEW NORTH CAROLINIANS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA (GREENSBORO)
in 2001 and housed within the Department of Social Work, the Center provides a range of services to promote the integration
of immigrants in North Carolina. The Center operates an interpreter bank, coordinates the work of immigrant "health advisors,"
and operates an AmeriCorps program to faciliate immigrant access to social services. Through its research fellows program,
the Center also sponsors research on immigrant populations in North Carolina and produces a series of informational brochures
called "Kaleidoscope" on the cultural and social backgrounds of immigrants in Guilford County.
PHILADELPHIA MIGRATION PROJECT, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Comprised of an inter-disciplinary group of faculty and graduate students, the project studies migration to the
greater Philadelphia area since World War II. The web site features an excellent bibliography of resources for the study
of migration to the Philadelphia area.
PROGRAM ON IMMIGRATION AND DEMOCRACY, EAGLETON INSTITUTE OF POLITICS, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
The Program on Immigration and Democracy was established in 2007 to explore the challenges and opportunities
arising from increased levels of immigration to New Jersey and the nation. The Program analyzes the dynamics of immigrant
inclusion and highlights policies and practices conducive to immigrant civic participation, equality of opportunity, democratic
pluralism, and social cohesion. The Program sponsors symposia and other public events related to its mission.
A nonpartisan think tank devoted to social and economic
policy, the Urban Institute has produced a series of studies exploring various facets of immigration to America, including
settlement patterns, immigration incorporation into the labor market, and the integration of immigrant families and children.
For further information about the Institute's Immigrant Studies Program, see: http://www.urban.org/toolkit/issues/immigration.cfm#about
National Issue-Oriented Advocacy
and Technical Assistance Organizations ALLIANCE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HERITAGE LANGUAGES
at the Center for Applied Linguistics, the Alliance consists of individuals and organizations who share a commitment to advancing
language development for heritage language speakers in the United States. The Alliance compiles profiles of heritage language
programs on its web site.http://www.cal.org/heritage/index.html
AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL
The Council is dedicated to increasing public
understanding of immigration law and policy and the value of immigration to American society, and to advancing fundamental
fairness and due process under the law for immigrants. Its Legal Action Center conducts impact litigation and serves as a
technical resource center for other lawyers. Its Immigration Policy Center
does research and analysis on public policy questions concerning immigration to America.http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY
ASDC designs and evaluates
projects to build more inclusive and effective communities. One of the organization's focus areas is "Intergroup
Relations and Valuing Diversity." ASDC has provided technical assistance for several major projects to build greater
social cohesion in immigrant destination communities, including projects undertaken by The Colorado Community Trust and
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.http://www.capablecommunity.com/
Founded by Harvard Professor Robert Putnam and members of the Saguarro Seminar
, this organization is dedicated to the theory and development of "social capital," or the "benefits that
flow from the trust, reciprocity, information, and cooperation associated with social networks." The web site gives 150
ways to build social capital. Putnam and his colleagues are especially interested in the impact of immigration on society
and ways to build social capital across ethnic and racial lines.http://www.bettertogether.org/
CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS
Established in 1959 and headquartered in Washington, D.C.,
CAL undertakes research and provides technical assistance and professional development in the fields of bilingual, English
as a second language, literacy, and foreign language education; dialect studies; language policy; refugee orientation; and
the education of linguistically and culturally diverse adults and children. Through the Center for Adult English Language
Acquisition (CAELA), CAL has developed a searchable database of research-based information on adult English language acquisition.
The main CAL web Site is: http://www.cal.org/
. The CAELA web site is: http://www.cal.org/caelanetwork/
.CITIES OF MIGRATION
An initiative of the Maytree Foundation, Cities of Migration
showcases good practice in the integration of urban migrants and promotes innovative ideas that create equity, social cohesion
and urban prosperity. The organization sponsors the Integration Learning Exchange, a monthly webinar series presenting good
ideas and new thinking on the integration of urban migrants in global cities. It also maintains a Good Ideas in Immigrant
CitizenshipWorks provides online tools to help immigrants
answer questions about their eligibility for naturalization, to better understand the naturalization process, and to prepare
for the naturalization tests.The organization is a partnership between the Immigration Advocates Network and the Immigrant
Legal Resource Center.THE CRITICAL LINK
This organization based in Canada is committed
to the advancement of the profession of interpreting in the social, legal, and health care fields. It sponsors the major international
conference on interpreting, generally held every three years. Conference papers and proceedings, some available in published
form, are a useful resource for those interested in this topic.http://www.criticallink.org/itoolkit.asp?pg=RESOURCES_AND_RESEAR
DIALOGUES ON IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION
Funded with a four-year grant from the Colorado Trust's Supporting
Immigrant and Refugee Families Initiative (SIRFI), this project engages immigrants and established residents of Boulder County
in small group conversations on immigrant integration using Study Circle methodology. Additional support is provided by local
municipalities. The project is one of ten local collaborations on immigrant integration suppported by the Trust.http://www.immigrant-integration.org/
The mission of DiversityRx is to improve the accessibility and quality
of health care for minority, immigrant, and indigenous communities. The organization sponsors the National Conference on Quality
Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations and runs the Your Voice initiative which develops virtual learning opportunities
and peer learning communities related to cultural competence. Working with the US Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Minority Health, DiversityRx developed the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
in Health Care (the CLAS standards). It currently maintains a listserve devoted to the CLAS standards.
DRUM MAJOR INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY
DMI is committed to developing
a progressive public policy agenda to "defend the American dream" and "strengthen and expand the American middle
class." The Institute considers immigration policy to be one of its major concerns but approaches the subject
from the vantage point of the needs the larger American middle class. DMI seeks to influence public policy debates
through innovative communication strategies and by providing a platform for community-based leaders.http://www.drummajorinstitute.org
GRANTMAKERS CONCERNED WITH IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
GCIR seeks to move the philanthropic
field to address the needs of the world's growing and increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations. GCIR members
work on a wide range of issues including education, health, employment, civic participation, and immigrant integration. Some
have longstanding immigrant-specific funding initiatives, while others incorporate the immigrant and refugee dimension into
their core grant making programs. For more information, visit: www.gcir.org.
Established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2001, Hablamos
Juntos, Spanish for "We Speak Together," is a national collaborative of ten grantee organizations whose goal is
to design affordable models for health care providers to overcome language barriers and to develop the business case for language
services. Projects are located in communities with large or fast-growing Latino populations. For more information, go to:
www.hablamosjuntos.orgHEALTH INFORMATION TRANSLATIONS
A collaborative initiative of three hospitals in central
Ohio, this project produces translations of health and disaster-related information for limited English proficient people.
All translations are available for downloading on this web site.
IMMIGRANT VOTING PROJECT
The Project maintains
a central hub of information about campaigns to expand voting rights for immigrants. The Project's web site contains information
on historical precedents for immigrant voting during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The site also reports on the status
of local campaigns to expand voting rights around the country.
The organization links 25 state-based
business coalitions: employers and trade associations from Florida to Oregon and from every sector of the economy that relies
on immigrant workers, to advance the cause of immigration reform.http://www.immigrationworksusa.org/index.php?p=1
INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP ON LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
This federal task force was created to
build awareness of the need and methods to ensure that limited English proficient persons have meaningful access to important
federal and federally assisted programs, and to ensure implementation of language access requirements under Title VI, the
Title VI regulations, and Executive Order 13166 in a consistent and effective manner across agencies. The working group sponsors
an annual interagency conference on limited English proficiency. The working group web site is: http://www.justice.gov/crt/lep/
JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS: THE CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
the leadership of the United States Conference of Bishops, the Campaign seesk to mobilize the resources and networks of a
wide range of Catholic organizations in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The Campaign's primary objectives
are: to educate the public, especially the Catholic community, including Catholic public officials, about Church teaching
on migration and immigrants; to create political will for positive immigration reform; to enact legislative and administrative
reforms based on the principles articulated by the bishops; and to organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants
obtain the benefits of the reforms. For more information, go to: www.justiceforimmigrants.org
MIGRATION AND CHILD WELFARE NATIONAL NETWORK
Housed at the American
Humane Association, the Network is comprised of major organizations dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the child
welfare system in serving immigrant children. The Network sponsors a biennial conference and produces resource materials for
social workers active in the child welfare field.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE
mission of NCCC is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally
and linguistically competent service delivery systems. Housed within the Pediatrics Department of Georgetown University
Medical Center, the Center provides technical assistance to child health providers around the country.
http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/resources/index.htmlNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES
The Immigrant Policy Project of the NCSL
provides legislative research and analysis on immigration policy issues, such as the provision of benefits, health care, education,
housing, and general integration assistance. The Project monitors state legislative developments pertaining to immigration
and produces periodic reports on pending and passed legislation. Additional information may be found at: www.ncsl.org/programs/immig
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INTERPRETING IN HEALTH CARE
the effort to develop U.S. certification standards for interpreters in health care, the Council is committed to eliminating
language disparities and promoting the professional development of the interpreting field. Reports related to the certification
effort, as well as a general annotated bibliography on health care interpreting, are found at this site.http://www.ncihc.org
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT
NELP is a nonprofit policy advocacy and legal organization
based in New York City. NELP has advocated on behalf of immigrant, low-wage and unemployment workers and is particularly concerned
with assisting these workers in overcoming barriers to employment and government systems of support. For further information,
go to: www.nelp.org
.NATIONAL HEALTH LAW PROGRAM
The NHeLP is a national public interest law firm that
seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers and individuals who work to
preserve a health care safety net for the millions of uninsured or underinsured low-income people. The organization has done
important work in researching and identifying model programs to serve limited English proficient people. The web site is:
NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM
Based in Washington,
D.C., the Forum works with a wide range of allies - immigrant, ethnic, religious, civil rights, labor, business, state and
local government, and other organizations - to promote a new vision of immigration policy. The Forum advocates for policies
that are consistent with global realities, foster economic growth, attract needed workers to America, and protect the rights
of workers and families. The Forum also builds support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and are fair
and supportive to newcomers in the United States. Additional information may be found at: www.immigrationforum.org.
NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER
NILC is dedicated to protecting and promoting the
rights of low income immigrants and their family members. The organization has special expertise on immigration, public benefits,
and employment laws affecting immigrants and refugees. Its knowledge of the complex interplay between immigrants' legal status
and their rights under U.S. laws is an important resource for legal aid programs, community groups, and social service agencies
across the country. The organization's web site is: www.nilc.org.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY
A federal agency, NIFL provides leadership and training
on adult literacy issues, including English language training for immigrants. Four regional resource centers provide
professional development training on a wide range of topics. NIFL sponsors online discussion forums for professionals active
in the adult education field, including a forum for those interested in adult English language acquisition. The
website features abstracts and links to evidence-based studies on various facets of adult education.
NATIONAL LANGUAGE ACCESS ADVOCATES NETWORK
Established in June 2006 under the leadership of the Language Access Project of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia,
N-LAAN provides a forum for language access advocates around the country to develop expertise,
share resources and devise strategy. It serves as a voice for its members in advocating for better policies and laws and for
more effective enforcement of language rights.
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES
Established in 2008, Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration
(MAII) is a League project that seeks to promote civic engagement and naturalization among immigrant communities in cities
throughout the United States. MAII provides technical assistance to cities seeking to develop immigrant integration plans.
By tracing the links between new migrant population (first and second generation)
and other drivers of success within cities, OPENCities - a British Council Project - seeks to compile a portfolio of best
practice case studies, indexes of cities' openness and a set of guidelines for city policies. These products will allow cities
to build upon the potential of newcomer populations and to facilitate integration.
PROGRESSIVE STATES NETWORK, STATE IMMIGRATION PROJECT
PSN promotes dialogue, information
sharing, and strategy development among state legislators interested in promoting a progressive state agenda. The State Immigration
Project issues periodic reports and analyses of immigration-related developments in state government. The Project also formulates
and promotes an immigrant rights agenda with broad appeal to a large progressive constituency and develops strategies for
implementation of this agenda. For more information, go to: http://www.progressivestates.org/content/714
SOCIETY FOR INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND RESEARCH (SIETAR)
exchange and training among professionals working in the field of intercultural relations. Created in the United States in
1974, SIETAR-USA has spawned the development of independent SIETAR societies around the world. In additional to an annual conference
in the US, a global SIETAR conference is held periodically bringing together members of the the international network
of SIETAR societies.
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
The Center tracks the activities of hate and extremist
groups around the country, including those involved in the anti-immigrant movement. In its quarterly magazine entitled
Intelligence Report, the Center publishes frequent articles about the activities of anti-immigrant groups. The Center
also undertakes legal action against white supremacist groups responsible for hate crimes.
SPEAKING TOGETHER: NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICES NETWORK
Funded by the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation, the Network is a national program aimed at identifying, testing and improving the ways that hospitals
provide language services to patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). Through a learning collaborative of 10 hospitals,
strategies for improving the quality and availability of language services are assessed and shared with hospitals throughout
the nation. Speaking Together integrates quality improvement techniques with hospital-based language services activities to
reduce health care disparities faced by patients across America. For more information, go to: www.speakingtogether.org
STUDY CIRCLES RESOURCE CENTER
The center provides guidance in developing community
dialogue and problem-solving programs. The center publishes a comprehensive discussion guide on immigration issues
and offers technical assistance to sponsoring organizations in implementing its "study circle" approach. Among
communities that have experimented with immigration study circles are Morristown, NJ, and Southhampton, NY.
VERA INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE, CENTER ON IMMIGRATION AND JUSTICE
The Vera Institute
undertakes research, provides technical assistance, and sponsors demonstration projects to help leaders in government and
civil society improve the administration of justice and public safety. The Center on Immigration and Justice responds to the
increased convergence of the immigration and criminal justice systems by developing evidence-based justice solutions for systems
affecting immigrants and their families. Current Center projects seek to increase legal access for adult and child immigrant
detainees; address language and cultural barriers in the criminal justice system; and develop more accurate methods of measuring
the nature and extent of human trafficking.
WE CAN STOP THE HATE
Hosted by the National
Council of La Raza, and with the support of groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Leadership Conference on Civil
Rights, this web site compiles information about hate and extremist groups that are increasingly defining the debate
on immigration in America and causing a rise in hate crimes directed at Hispanics and other immigrants. The site exposes
the lies and distortions that are spread by these groups and faults some media outlets for giving them a platform.
This organization focuses its work on receiving communities,
believing that attitudes in the mainstream community are crucial to the successful integration of immigrants. Modelled on
a successful program in the State of Tennessee, Welcoming America works to implement its approach in communities around the
country. There are at least 13 state projects affiliated with Welcoming America, including Welcoming Long Island in New York
State and Welcoming Massachusetts.
New Jersey Issue-Oriented Advocacy Organizations
AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY
The conference provides leadership training on diversity issues, sponsors workshops and conferences on diversity,
and supports the work of the New Jersey Human Relations Council, and County and local human relations commissions and other
grassroots organizations throughout New Jersey to provide training and consultation as these organizations evolve to meet
changing needs in their communities.
CENTER FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES AND CULTURAL CIVERSITY (CHFCD), UMDNJ - ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL
CHFCD provides training and technical assistance to health care organizations seeking to deliver quality
health care to diverse populations. The Center also provides cultural competency training to physicians, inclusive of techniques
to address language barriers, under New Jersey legislation mandating that all medical schools offer such training
to current students, as well as to practicing physicians who did not receive such training in the past.
CULTURALLY COMPETENT MENTAL HEALTH NJ
This web site lists resources and training related
to the delivery of culturally and lingusitically appropriate mental health care. The site is a joint project of the International
Institute of New Jersey and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey.
HISPANIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
The association analyzes and reports on issues of importance
to the Hispanic community in New Jersey and serves as an umbrella organization for 30 local Hispanic social service agencies.
LEGAL SERVICES OF NEW JERSEY
LSNJ coordinates the network of nonprofit corporations
that provide free civil legal assistance to low-income people in all 21 New Jersey counties. The organization provides
legal representation to immigrants in education, health care, language access, and workers rights cases.
NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
The professional association of New Jersey
adult educators, NJALL advocates for policies and resources to improve adult literacy, including the English communication
skills of immigrants. NJALL is also dedicated to the professional development of adult educators.
NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE NETWORK FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE
The mission of NJSNCC
is to strengthen culturally competent services through resource-sharing and collaboration. NJSNCC defines people with diverse
needs as those with varying abilities and disabilities, cultures, languages, and social and health care needs.
NEW JERSEY TEACHERS OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE/NEW JERSEY BILINGUAL EDUCATORS
is an association of educators and administrators dedicated to the instruction of students of limited English proficiency
at all levels of public and private education. Its interests include classroom practices, research, curriculum development,
funding, employment, and policy advocacy.
STATEWIDE PARENT ADVOCACY NETWORK
SPAN is committed to the support and empowerment
of parents to become full partners in the educational process. Through workshops in local communities, SPAN seeks
to acquaint parents, including immigrant parents, with their rights under state and federal law.