Massachusetts

Addressing health disparities in the mental health of refugee children and adolescents through community-based participatory research: A study in 2 communities

Report Author: 
Bentancourt, T.S., Frounfelker, R., Mishra, T., Hussein, A., & Falzarano, R.
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jul

Refugee youth have a much higher risk of experiencing psychological distress and mental health disorders than their non-refugee U.S. peers. Much of this elevated risk is due to "multiple acute and chronic stressors" that youth face throughout their refugee experience. To explore the mental health needs and community strengths of Somali Bantu and Bhutanese refugee youth in Massachusetts, this study utilized a community-based participatory research approach - a method that ensures the communities being studied are meaningfully involved at all research stages.

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Other

Talking Jobs: Lesson's from ENB's 2016 ESOL Student Employment Survey

Report Author: 
English for New Bostonians
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Oct

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are a critical investment in immigrants' success in America. The study Talking Jobs: Lessons from ENB's 2016 ESOL Student Employment Survey from English for New Bostonians examines a survey of 1,463 adult students in 39 MA ESOL programs. Survey respondents are primarily involved in four main employment sectors: accommodation and food services, retail trade, healthcare and social assistance and other services such as facilities support.

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Other

Challenges in Accessing Early Childhood Education and Care for Children in Refugee Families in Massachusetts

Report Author: 
Jeff Gross & Christine Ntagengwa
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Mar

Challenges in Accessing Early Childhood Education and Care for Children in Refugee Families in Massachusetts

Refugee parents often have greater difficulty accessing high-quality childcare than their native-born counterparts. However, Massachusetts has made significant inroads in addressing this gap as the first state to create an agency with the sole focus of managing and improving early childhood education and care (ECEC).

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

Report Author: 
Steve Tobocman
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jul

Guide to Immigrant Economic Development

According to Tobocman, the last half-decade has seen a convergence of interest between economic development specialists and advocates for immigrant integration.

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Other

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergon-Shilcock & James Witte
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Oct

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

Steps to Success provides a "first-of-its-kind" analysis of the experiences of college-educated immigrants who earned their degrees abroad.  

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Other

Residential Segregation: A Transatlantic Analysis

Report Author: 
John Iceland
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Residential Segregation: A Transatlantic Analysis

The Transatlantic Council commissioned research for this paper in connection with its 11th plenary meeting in November of 2013.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population is Foreign Born

Report Author: 
MONICA ANDERSON
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population is Foreign Born

Since 2000, the foreign-born black population in the U.S. has increased by 56 percent, going from more than 2.4 million to nearly 3.8 million.

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Other

Ideas that Innovate: State and Local Policies

Report Author: 
WE Global Network
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

Ideas that Innovate: State and Local Policies

An increasing number of Rust Belt communities are introducing new initiatives to capitalize on the immigrant contributions to local economic growth and prosperity.

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Other

Protecting Minority Voters: Our Work is Not Done

Report Author: 
Tova Wang
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Protecting Minority Voters: Our Work is Not Done

After conducting 25 regional or state-based hearings to gauge the extent of voting rights violations in states and communities, the NCVR compiled Protecting Minority Voters: Our work is not done to share its findings.

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