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Immigration In and Out of the Classroom

Read our blog on how to teach immigration and engage students on timely immigration issues.

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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.

We welcome book reviews from students! Email teacher@immcouncil.org for more information.

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Community Connections

On the morning of August 5, 2012, six worshippers were murdered at a Sikh temple in the small Midwestern town of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Many of the persons present at the time of the shooting were women and children. The lone gunman identified himself as a white supremacist. The senseless violence was halted by the bravery of Lieutenant Brian Murphy, shot 15 times during the attack. Too often we hear similar stories of hate and racism and less frequently do we hear about how families of victims, schools and communities come together to grieve and to remember, to rebuild and work together to ensure that such violence doesn’t happen again. 

The accident, which opens the novel, is enough to get any reader — young or old— hooked on its plot. The blend of lyrical, poetic language with the at times sarcastic, witty teenage dialogue keeps it fresh and uniquely told. Untwine by Edwidge Danticat is a novel that probes fantastically into identity, loss, grief, and resilience with a gripping storyline.  

In The News

“The United States of America is, and always has been, a nation of immigrants.” This is the first line of the “American by Belief” exhibit which opened to the public last week at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. and will remain open for two years. Through a...
Washington D.C. - The American Immigration Council is pleased to announce that the first place winner of the American Immigration Council’s 18th Annual 'Celebrate America' Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest is Anya Frazer from the Fred A. Olds Elementary School in...
In this tweet chat, English teachers discussed the benefits of telling digital stories on immigration to build community and empathy inside and outside of the classroom while being culturally sensitive to student backgrounds and needs.  Our Crossing Borders with...

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