The ILC Public Education Institute is here to help you learn about immigrants.
With so much conflicting information about immigrants, how do you get to the truth?
To answer this question, The Immigrant Learning Center launched the Public Education Institute in 2003. The Institute creates, collects, curates and shares information on immigrants and immigration in the United States. From immigration data to grassroots best practices to individual storytelling, our constant search for the latest and best makes it easier for policy makers, educators and everyday Americans to understand the issues.
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Immigration Research and Information
Want to know more about immigrants in the U.S.? You’ve come to the right place.
- Check out our Quick Statistics on U.S. immigration.
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- Browse the 13 studies we’ve published on the economic and social contributions of immigrants in the United States.
- Read our book, Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts, which chronicles the experiences of 11 immigrant groups in the U.S.
- Request a custom data sheet from the Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture between The Immigrant Learning Center and George Mason University.
Webinars and Resources
Because reading a report is not always enough, The ILC Public Education Institute produces several free webinars each year.
These online learning environments are an opportunity to interact with experts on hot topics and exchange ideas with peers.
The webinars are designed to respond to the issues of the day and broadly fall into topics around immigrant integration, education and research. The annual Immigrant Student Success workshop is held every July. Sign up here to be informed of the dates.
The Educator Resource Hub features more than 100 resources that The ILC has created and curated for teachers of immigrants and immigration. The Teaching U.S. Immigration series is a collection of free lesson plans on immigration throughout United States history that can be integrated into social studies curricula.
Immigrants positively impact the economy in many ways, perhaps none so obvious as the job creation and innovation of immigrant entrepreneurs.
The ILC Public Education Institute has made immigrant entrepreneurs a focus of our research and our outreach. In our Immigrant Entrepreneur hub, you can find:
- The Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame includes tributes to 75 entrepreneurs responsible for some of the most iconic and influential brands in the United States.
- The Immigrant Entrepreneur Interview Series and JobMakers podcast let you hear first-hand stories from successful entrepreneurs from storefront businesses to large biotech companies.
- The annual Barry M. Portnoy Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards honors Massachusetts entrepreneurs who are improving their neighborhoods, growing jobs and innovating.
- The latest news, research and resources on immigrant entrepreneurs.
The ILC Public Education Institute’s COVID-19 Response
During the COVID-19 crisis, we need each other more than ever. The Immigrant Learning Center is committed to providing up-to-date resources and continuing our mission of giving immigrants a voice. Here is how we’re responding:
- This curated list of COVID-19 resources is for immigrants, refugees, parents, educators and all those who want to stand up to hate.
- On April 6, 2021, The ILC held an Immigrant Heroes Award Benefit to recognize the extraordinary foreign-born heroes who have been on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic, including three local heroes who made especially meaningful contributions to their communities. You can watch the Immigrant Heroes Award Benefit here.
- The ILC Public Education Institute has published Immigrant Essential Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a research report highlighting the extraordinary contributions made by foreign-born workers despite the unique obstacles they faced. It also highlights policies that helped immigrant essential workers and could benefit all Americans in the next public health crisis.