Immediately applicable tools and resources. These are “just add water” solutions and ready-made solutions to practical issues.

Global Detroit

Research, statistics, downloadable presentations, and annual reports regarding immigrants and economic development in the greater Detroit area.

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Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations

Guide from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families. The first goal of this resource guide is to help community-based service programs more easily find and access available resources on cultural competency in order to better serve their targeted populations. Second, the resource guide aims to help community-based organizations (CBOs) attract funders who …

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Police Encounters For Non Citizens, a Legal Aid Society publication

This publication advises non-citizens, and particularly undocumented non-citizens, how to interact with the police. If you are undocumented, the publication advises you: 1. Do not provide government officials information about your immigration status. 2. Do not lie. 3. Do not give false documents or carry false documentation. You do not have to tell or provide …

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ICE Raids Toolkit – Defend Against ICE Raids & Community Arrests

This publication is the product of the Immigrant Defense Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights’ collective work against ICE arrests under Bush and Obama, and serves as “the first comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against the Trump administration’s efforts to criminalize communities and deport millions of people.” The toolkit is intended …

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Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange

The Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) is a technical assistance program designed to support and strengthen the linkages between pre-departure and post-arrival Cultural Orientation (CO) programs for refugees on their journey to resettle in the United States. CORE provides refugee backgrounders, case studies of best and promising practices, videos, and other multimedia materials that assist …

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Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) is a project of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS). BRYCS maintains the nation’s largest online collection of resources related to refugee and immigrant children and families. Pages can be translated into numerous languages with a single click. The BRYCS web site and clearinghouse …

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Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) serves the Commonwealth’s one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, strategic communications, citizenship assistance, and AmeriCorps initiatives and has an active membership of over 130 organizations. Languages: English, Spanish   Massachusetts Office …

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ICE Raids in New York: Get Informed and Know Your Rights!

This publication describes who may be at risk of being targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and what to do if ICE approaches you on the street (before giving your name or any information, ask, “Am I free to go?”) or comes to your home (they need a warrant signed by a judge to …

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Welcome to America: A Multimedia Resource Guide for Language, Culture & Citizenship for ESL Students and Educators

A libguide containing ESL and Citizenship resources to benefit libraries, schools, and agencies that serve as first cultural contact for new Americans from around the world. Topics covered: Learning English, living in America, obtaining citizenship, support for immigrants, understanding world cultures, and suggested reading for adults, teens, and children. Created by Worcester Public Library with …

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Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

Developed by the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, this comprehensive resource guide is intended for those serving refugees with disabilities. This includes refugee resettlement staff, Mutual Assistance Association staff, community advocates, and social service providers. It was created in an effort to increase understanding and exposure to the various services and programs available for …

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