Nonprofit, Community and Faith Organizations: Key Partners for Integration

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Community and faith organizations lend themselves as a bridge for immigrants to be introduced to the mainstream of society. They act as advocates and representatives to promote newcomers’ civic and political engagement and serve as channels through which funders, government agencies, and elected officials can reach immigrants. These organizations double as social service providers at no or low cost and partner with other organizations to build networks that support immigrants and the community in general.

Cultural Presentation

11:30 PM - 11:45 PM
  • Short Film: Cayiyo el Niño pescador directed by Ernesto Díaz Ruiz (Colombia)

In “La Barra”, a rustic village of the Colombian Pacific Ocean, a fisherman kid discovers, without wanting to, the problem that overwhelms his people. He almost does not live to tell about it.

  • Short Film: All are the Same directed by Miguel Rueda (NYC)

An undocumented couple living in a city gets summoned to leave.

New Jersey Office of New Americans

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Last year, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 74 directing the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) to establish the Office of New Americans to support immigrants and refugees in New Jersey through outreach, education, and legal services. The Office was launched earlier this year and is led by Johanna Calle, Senior Policy Advisor of New Americans for DHS. 

The ONA is housed within the Department of Human Services and will function as a central hub for coordinating immigrant integration efforts of DHS and DOL as well as supporting other State agencies and departments. It will examine the needs of new Americans and devise ways to meet those needs.  

Immigrant Integration Proclamations

12:45 PM - 01:15 PM

A public statement that the Government and other Organizations recognize “Immigrant Integration Day” as a day of action in “Immigrant Heritage Month.”

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