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2012 Hosts

CASA de Maryland is the state’s foremost Latino and immigrant organization and a national leader in supporting immigrant families and ensuring that all individuals have the core supports necessary for full participation in society. Read more.

The National Partnership for New Americans (the Partnership) advances the integration and active citizenship of immigrants to achieve a vibrant, just and welcoming democracy for all. Read more.


NIIC press release

Click here to read and download the NIIC press release in English. For Spanish, please click here.


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Program Details


Program and content for the conference is being developed by the Advisory Board, Workgroups and the Conference Team staff

We will strive for programming and structure that:

  •          Engages all the experts in the room
  •          Provides information for all levels
  •          Gives the opportunity to go deep on subject areas
  •          Introduces new subject areas to this annual conference
  •          Promotes the role of organizing within immigrant integration, in addition to policy and programs
  •          Creates space and time for networking
  •          Engages a broad base of participants from across the country and within the  Mid-Atlantic region.

We will be offering a range of content and formats.

Cross-Conference Focal Areas:  

Each focal area will include workshops across different tracks and will be emphasized throughout the conference.

(F) Faith & Immigrants

(Y) Youth Immigrant Involvement

(C) Corporate America Responding

(G) Local, State, and National Government Involvement

(H) Healthy Communities (Health and Well Being & Rights, Safety, and Enforcement)


Will give participants the opportunity to go deep on subject areas, build relationships, pose and think through questions and challenges, learn from experts, and contribute their own knowledge. Participants may choose to focus on a single track, or attend different sessions from multiple tracks, if they prefer. Click here for a more detailed look at 2012 Tracks.

NIIC will include the following tracks:

Educating Immigrants

This track will span the full education continuum from pre-kindergarten to adult education, addressing critical issues from the perspective of practitioners, students, advocates and researchers.

Economic Success for Immigrant Youth and Adults

This track will explore a range of approaches being taken to unleash the energy and economic potential of immigrants and their children by engaging stakeholders from government, private and nonprofit sectors.

African-American and Pan-Immigrant Communities

This track will equip participants with the tools necessary to create thriving communities and organizations among African-Americans and diverse immigrant groups.

Active Citizenship

This track will focus on naturalization, civic engagement and community mobilization.

Receiving Communities

This track will explore innovative ways for engaging everyday Americans in immigrant integration efforts in order to promote a more positive community climate for newcomers and established residents alike.

We are America

This track will focus on the political, social and cultural aspects of shifting U.S. demographics from the perspective of immigrants, including the challenges and opportunities they face as they become part of American society while preserving their cultural identities and connections to their homelands.

Promoting Integration: The Refugee Perspective

This track will focus on integration opportunities for refugees and asylees.