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New Americans Agenda Partners

Network Organizations


Alliance to Develop Power (ADP) Springfield, MA
The Alliance to Develop Power has undertaken a set of bold initiatives in community organizing, community and economic development and social service delivery. ADP has pursued a model that retains the power and influence associated with organizations that regularly move a membership into action while simultaneously preserving thousands of units of housing, developing a new community-owned business, and creating the structure for a new low wage worker center.

Center for New Americans (CNA) Lynn, MA
The Center for New Americans is a non-profit adult education and resource center. CNA provides immigrants, refugees, and migrants in Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley with education and resources to learn English, become involved members of their new communities, and obtain necessary tools to maintain economic independence and stability.

Chelsea Collaborative Chelsea, MA
The Chelsea Collaborative seeks to empower Chelsea residents and Chelsea organizations to enhance the social, environmental and economic health of the community and its people. The Collaborative carries out its mission through community organizing, technical assistance, program development and information dissemination.

United Neighbors of Cleghorn/Cleghorn Neighborhood Center (UNC/CNC) Fitchburg, MA
The United Neighbors of Cleghorn seeks the social, economic, physical, and recreational development of the Cleghorn Section of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Over the past three decades, this group has evolved into the Ward 2 Cleghorn Neighborhood Association. In recent years, the Association has had resurgence in activity and membership and continues to meet regularly.

Community Economic Development Center (CEDC) New Bedford, MA
CEDC seeks to create a more equal, just economy by linking resources, networks and actions with community members of low economic means. The work done by CEDC is the creation of, and directed by, the people who will benefit most from its success, community members. CEDC challenges economic and political policies, institutions and systems that exclude the full participation of, and access by, all members of community.

Immigrants Assistance Center New Bedford, MA
The Immigrants Assistance Center helps immigrants overcome language, cultural, social, and economical barriers, and helps immigrants integrate into the American way of life. Services provided by the Immigrants Assistance Center include: Citizenship Education, Elderly Services, Deportation Support Services, and Gang/Violence Intervention & Prevention.

Irish Immigration Center Boston, MA
The Irish Immigration Center provides legal advice, information, advocacy, referrals and support for immigrants on issues relating to immigration, employment, citizenship, housing and social services. In addition, we are committed to building bridges of understanding and cooperation across cultures, fighting racism and discrimination, advocating for the rights of all immigrants and working in collaboration with other organizations.

Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (MAA Coalition) Statewide
Mutual Assistance Association Coalition is a coalition of small ethnic based refugee community organizations. The mission of the MAA Coalition is to assist newcomers with integration into American society, to promote self-sufficiency, to build bridges with the larger community, and to foster the maintenance of refugee cultural identity.

ONE Lowell Lowell, MA
Since its inception in 2001, ONE Lowell has been dedicated to increasing the integration and self sufficiency of Lowell's many newcomers by strengthening civic participation, developing strong leadership and increasing access to vital services.

Roca Chelsea, MA
Roca is a vision and value-led organization committed to serving the most disenfranchised and disengaged young people ages 14-24 in the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and East Boston, Massachusetts. In the last nineteen years, Roca has won nationwide respect and recognition for its effective and innovative approaches to helping young people live self-sufficiently and out of harm's way.

Links to New Americans Agenda Network Organization websites


  • Alliance to Develop Power

  • Center for New Americans

  • Chelsea Collaborative

  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts 

  • New Bedford Immigrant Assistance Center 

  • The Irish Immigration Center

  • One Lowell

  • Roca

  • MAA Coalition

  • Cleghorn Neighborhood Center/United Neighbors for Cleghorn

  • Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants

  • New Americans Agenda

  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

  • Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights

  • Anti-Displacement Project

  • Center for New Americans

  • Chelsea Collaborative

  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts 

  • New Bedford Immigrant Assistance Center 

  • The Irish Immigration Center

  • One Lowell

  • Roca

  • MAA Coalition

  • Cleghorn Neighborhood Center/United Neighbors for Cleghorn

Immigrant Integration Initiatives in Other States


  • Illinois (http://www.immigrants.illinois.gov/NewAmericans.htm)

  • Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights

  • New Jersey (http://www.state.nj.us/publicadvocate/home/immigrant_panel.html)

  • Virginia (http://www.hhr.virginia.gov/initiatives/immigrationcommission/)

  • Washington (http://www.governor.wa.gov/boards/profiles/267.asp)

  • Maryland (http://www.newamericans.maryland.gov/)



This information is provided by the Office for Refugees and Immigrants


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