Denzil Mohammed and Chiara Magini of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) Public Education Institute provided a demographic overview of immigrants in the U.S. and demonstrated the ways in which immigrants are positively impacting their communities at one of 30 workshops at a conference titled Where Integration meets Innovation: Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic & Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century. The conference was hosted by One Nation Indivisible and held in Hartford, CT.
Mohammed and Magini offered the latest data and projections on immigration across the nation as well as its impact on public schools.
They also talked about ways in which participants could positively frame the conversation around immigration based on immigrant entrepreneurship, innovation, labor force participation, community development and the values immigrants share with their native-born counterparts. In this way, participants could offer more thoughtful input into the public discourse on immigration.
Click here to see the presentation “The Changing Face of America: What Educators Need to Know About Immigration, its Impact on Schools and its Benefits to Communities.” Additional information sources for immigrants in Connecticut Massachusetts and New York can also be viewed.