Casey Connects: Fall 2003

Helping Immigrant and Refugee Families Not Just Survive, But Thrive

Posted September 23, 2003
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This issue of Casey Connects highlights why immigrants are so important to America’s economy and how the Foundation is working to boost community engagement among these families. Smaller stories spotlight a roundup of Casey-recommended resources, the expanding influence of National Family Week, and the ramifications of pending legislation on private foundations and their grant recipients.      

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Key Takeaway

For immigrant parents and caregivers, the right connections can mean the difference between barely surviving and thriving

Casey has a 3-pronged approach for helping immigrant families. It involves: 1) bolstering access to services in a family’s native tongue; 2) expanding opportunities for learning the English language; and 3) offering support on issues related to legal status.