New Americans Community Inclusion

Following on Governor Patrick’s Executive Order to craft an agenda for how the Commonwealth can best integrate the immigrant community, the Barr Foundation supported an effort to engage the immigrant community in development of the Massachusetts New Americans Agenda (MassNAA). IISC designed and facilitated a process to support the convening of a network of organizations serving immigrants so that the network could plan and design a community engagement process. The process was designed to ensure ongoing problem solving, learning, and improvement; increase community inclusion; maximize the use of technology; and build relationships that will endure beyond the scope of the project.