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Workforce Collaborations Build a System of Supports for Immigrants

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This factsheet from the Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative highlights what we’ve learned about collaborating to help immigrants and refugees advance in the workforce and in the community. It describes the services offered by employment-focused networks in Lancaster (PA), Boise (ID), and Rhode Island. With adult education programs playing a key role, each network addressed gaps in the career pathways available to English language learners in their communities. Noted here are their most effective strategies and the ways that collaboration improved their access to funding. We highlight the distinct approach taken in each context and how these collaborations benefited their communities as well as the partner organizations. The Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative was funded by USDOE's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) as a technical assistance contract led by World Education, Inc., in partnership with IMPRINT, Welcoming America, and the National Partnership for New Americans. World Education, September 2016.

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