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Council Announces Winners of the "Change in Motion" Multimedia Contest

Youth (14-25) are invited to enter the 2013 “Change in Motion” Multimedia.  View 2012 winners on our You Tube Channel.

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Calling All 5th Graders

Join the National Creative Writing Contest to explore America as a nation of immigrants and win prizes!

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Our Mission

The Community Education Center strives to promote a better understanding of immigrants and immigration by providing educational resources

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Engage Your Community

Work with local organizations committed to immigrant rights, integration and social justice in your community

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New Book Reviews

Check out new book reviews on immigrant stories from the Community Education Resource Center.

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Community Connections

The official Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest website has launched.  Visit today and find your local contest.  www.celebrateamericawritingcontest.org

 

The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce that the first place winner of our Community Education Center's 16th Annual 'Celebrate America' Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest is Erin Stark of Enetai Elementary School in Bellevue, Washington. Her poem entitled What Would You Miss About Immigrants? was chosen from among thousands of entries nationwide. The piece asks what one would do if immigrants stopped coming to the United States.

 

Would you miss their art,

Painting, literature, and music.

Plays, sculpture, and design?.....

Immigrants are coming every day.

They bring recipes, celebrations, talents, and skills.

Variety is what they bring with them in every way.

USA would be bland without immigrants,

Now our nation is colorful and the joy is infinite.

To read the rest of the winning entry click here.

In The News

The Seattle Times put a spotlight on Erin Stark, the fifth-grader who won the Community Education Center's 2013 Creative Writing Contest. From the article: "'There’s just a lot more people than just a basic everyday American,' said Erin, of Bellevue. "The stories she’s...
The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 2012 “Change in Motion” Multimedia Contest. The competition challenges young adults to explore the role that immigration plays in their lives and communities.  The program allows...
When the top 10 winners of a Northern California creative-writing contest for fifth graders took the stage in San Francisco Wednesday night, three of them were from El Cerrito's Madera Elementary School. The Northern California "Celebrate America Creative Writing...