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Spring Conference: Bridging Research and Practice to Meet the Needs of Immigrants in New Growth Communities

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Focal Point Project

Our Mission:

  • To bring together community service providers and researchers (faculty, staff, and graduate students) in an effort to promote increased understanding and collaboration surrounding the challenges facing new growth communities
  • To provide a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers who study immigration in new growth communities from a variety of subject areas

We will accomplish our mission by:

  • Meeting weekly to explore issues and plan project events
  • Hosting panel discussions in which community service providers and faculty researchers share their experiences and suggestions surrounding particular service sectors
  • Presenting guest lectures from nationally renown experts in immigration and related fields 
  • Holding a culminating conference in May to conclude the year's activities and to provide an opportunity for researchers and service providers to share what we have learned

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