Immigration/Migration

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Esperanza Health Centers

In 2004, residents of the neighborhoods of Pilsen and Little Village on Chicago’s Southwest Side joined administrators from nearby Saint Anthony Hospital to address the critical lack of accessible health services in the area. They opened a community health center on South California Avenue called Esperanza, the Spanish word for 'hope.'


Holy Cross Ministries Summer Program

English Camp' for Early Childhood:


Sparta Health Clinic

The Sparta Health Center is a rural family clinic that serves many Spanish-speaking migrant workers. In the summer there is a special focus on migrants who come to the area to harvest the apple and blueberry crops. The student helps as an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking patients and their healthcare providers, provides patient education in the clinic and migrant camps, collaborates with local outreach organizations, and assists with other tasks in the clinic.


Annunciation Catholic School

Annunciation Catholic School was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1890 with the commitment of serving the poor and immigrants living in the surrounding Cole and Five Points Neighborhood. As the neighborhood began to change, Annunciation saw the demographics of the surrounding neighborhood change along with it. Latino and Sudanese families started replacing the Irish and German families. They soon made up the majority population of the students enrolled at Annunciation Catholic School.

Kids' Food Basket

For over eighteen years, Kids' Food Basket has been a force for attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. One in four Michigan children struggles with hunger, robbing them of their energy, health, and dignity. Our promise is to nourish kids' bodies and minds, grow sustainable food, learn from hands-on experiences and engage as a diverse community to solve childhood hunger. A lack of consistent, nutritious food limits cognitive development, leaving kids unable to concentrate in school.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Center (OLGC) works to reduce poverty by addressing its root causes within
the large immigrant Hispanic community concentrated on the west side of Columbus. This population is growing rapidly and experiences disproportionate poverty. At the center, we provide services including a food pantry— which often serves as a gateway to many other critical, wrap-around services, such as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, nutrition classes, preventative health screenings, legal and

Migrant Legal Aid, Inc.

Migrant Legal Aid's mission is 'Growing justice to protect the dignity, health, and livelihood of migrant farmworkers.' Our goals are to meet the needs of migrant farmworkers, through outreach and education, advocacy and direct representation that protects their wages and civil rights, and enforces health and safety in their working and living conditions. MLA has been advocating for migrant workers’ rights in Michigan since 1973.

Guadalupe Center

The mission of the Guadalupe Center is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.


Clark Park - Holy Redeemer Grade School - Manna Meal

Surrounded by historic homes, schools, busy shops, and local services, Clark Park is 30 acres of landscaped and playscaped green space in the heart of Mexicantown in southwest Detroit. For years, the park has been the cornerstone and town square of the neighborhood. It provides a safe haven for everyone -- a place where kids, families, and seniors unwind, explore, and participate in many different activities, including team sports. It remains the community's anchor, providing four seasons of programming for thousands of young people.

Mercy Center

Mercy Center is a comprehensive community center that has been serving women and their families in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, NY for 30 years. We address the needs of the whole person, developing skills for healthy family living and economic advancement and building a community of respect, hospitality and non-violence. Mercy Center provides a range of programs and services to our participants, most of whom are immigrants and almost two-thirds of whom survive on annual household incomes of less than $20,000.

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Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
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Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe
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