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How Buffalo’s Commitment to Immigrant Inclusion Reversed Decades of Decline

Tuesday August 31, 2021 | by Sara McElmurry

The 2020 census revealed a trend that city leaders in Buffalo, New York, had not seen in seven decades: growth. As of last year, the city was home to 278,349 residents, a 6.5 percent increase since 2010. The growth, the first recorded in ...

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Opening Doors to Employment for Immigrant Youth

Monday August 30, 2021 | by Theresa Jones

Youth are the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow, the foundation of any country’s future workforce. Yet Canada’s youth—especially immigrant youth and young people of colour—face persistent barriers to employment. COVID-19 restrictions have only exacerbated this problem, causing youth unemployment rates to rise. Early ...

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Advancing Inclusion From Capitol Hill to Local Economies

Friday August 6, 2021 | by Sara McElmurry

WES Global Talent Bridge is publishing a series of blog posts that highlight the critical work and unique perspectives of IMPRINT network members. This month, WES Global Talent Bridge communications and policy consultant Sara McElmurry connected with Jina Krause-Vilmar, president and CEO of ...

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New Network Expands Workforce Opportunity

Wednesday July 28, 2021 | by Sara McElmurry

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An immigrant from France who is also the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants developed a supportive community that would help immigrant women in New York obtain meaningful employment and pursue higher education. The resulting network has since become a registered non-profit with more than ...

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Spotlight: St. Louis – Navigating Change to Forge New Pathways

Thursday June 24, 2021 | by Debra Means-West

St. Louis’s Bevo Mill neighborhood—home to a corridor of immigrant-owned restaurants, markets, and salons—is known as “Little Bosnia,” a testament to the city’s revitalization by the tens of thousands of Bosnian refugees who arrived there in the 1990s, fleeing conflict in the Balkans. ...

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