Casey Connects: Fall 2003

Helping Immigrant and Refugee Families Not Just Survive, But Thrive

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 23, 2003

Summary

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.

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