The Cisneros Center, through the American Dream Initiative, focuses on communities that have experienced a significant growth in their immigrant population and where the infrastructure for immigrant integration is still developing.
Our Fellows engage stakeholders to work with New Americans whose economic and cultural presence merits greater understanding and investment by the receiving community. Our Fellows build and leverage relationships and networks to empower New Americans to integrate into American society by engaging with the RoadMap and effective services.
The American Dream Initiative employs our nation’s most talented young leaders to build and lead a movement that accelerates the integration of New Americans. This initiative identifies, replicates, and leverages best practices for immigrant integration.
The American Dream Corps engage host community stakeholders to implement our on-the-ground strategies: Improve access for new immigrants to the resources and services they need to pursue the American Dream, including through the framework we have developed: A Road Map to The American Dream.
Instill a sense of urgency about education in new immigrant families by engaging family members in educational goals and breaking down barriers to academic achievement. On the ground, our Fellows and Leaders build and leverage relationships and networks to empower New Americans to integrate into American society by engaging with the RoadMap and effective services.