Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Webinar Sept. 1 on challenges and opportunities for rural immigrants to be part of the community

The Aspen Institute is hosting a webinar, "Helping Rural Immigrant Families Accumulate and Grow Assets," from 1-2:30 p.m. EST on Sept. 1. The webinar, which is the finale in a series about economic success for rural immigrant families, "will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing rural immigrants as they work to become part of the fabric of their communities through naturalization and home ownership," The Aspen Institute says in a description. "Participants will explore new data on rural immigrant naturalization rates, mixed-status families, and housing. Participants will also hear from two exceptional on-the-ground programs helping their immigrant neighbors accumulate assets and engage in local civic life."

Webinar presenters are: Allie Yee, Institute for Southern Studies; Beth Mattingly, Unoversity of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy; Marla Tofle, One Napa Valley Initiative, Napa Valley Community Foundation; and Jeremy Stremler Community Development Corporation of Brownsville. For more information or to register click here.

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