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NEW YORK, NY—(July 12, 2022) The IMPRINT Coalition is expanding its impact across the U.S. as it welcomes 10 new member organizations. IMPRINT is also pleased to announce the election of existing member Washington Academy for International Medical Graduates (WAIMG) to the coalition’s steering committee.
Launched at World Education Services (WES) in 2011 with five members, IMPRINT is committed to advancing public policies and promising models that address barriers to the economic mobility of immigrants and refugees who hold international credentials.
The new IMPRINT member organizations are:
With the addition of these 10 new organizations, IMPRINT now comprises 29 members unified by the common goal of promoting equitable pathways to employment for immigrants and refugees in the U.S.
Esther Benjamin, CEO & Executive Director of WES, noted: “The work of the IMPRINT Coalition is deeply aligned with WES’ mission and values. IMPRINT helps WES fulfill its commitment to building more inclusive, equitable communities where immigrants and refugees can thrive. IMPRINT’s expansion is a testament to the power of a mobilized and dedicated network to propel reforms.”
“We’re excited about the growth of the IMPRINT Coalition, which is driving change nationwide. We’re also encouraged by the strong bipartisan support for reform among state and federal policymakers and within communities,” said Jacki Esposito, director of the IMPRINT Coalition. “We plan to leverage this momentum and scale reforms across the U.S.”
Read more about IMPRINT’s membership expansion on the WES Global Talent Bridge Partner Blog.
World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees achieve their educational and career goals in the United States and Canada. For more than 45 years, WES has set the standard of excellence in the field of international academic credential evaluation. Through WES Global Talent Bridge, the organization joins with institutional partners, community-based organizations, and policymakers to help immigrants and refugees who hold international credentials fully utilize their talents and education to achieve their academic and professional goals. Its philanthropic arm, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, supports catalytic leaders and organizations working to build inclusive economies and to ensure that immigrants and refugees can achieve their aspirations and thrive.
Based at WES, the IMPRINT Coalition advances public policy and promising models that support the economic inclusion of immigrants and refugees who hold international credentials in the U.S. The IMPRINT Coalition envisions a United States that values the education, skills, and experience of immigrants and refugees and ensures equitable access to pathways for success. In September 2021 the Coalition launched the #UntappedTalent: Inclusive Economies for All campaign to advance policies that are inclusive of all workers and open pathways so that everyone has a fair chance of reaching their educational and career goals. Learn more about the #UntappedTalent campaign.