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Across the country, immigrants and refugees serve as a catalyst for community revitalization and an engine of economic growth. While newcomers possess an entrepreneurial spirit, they often have limited access to asset building products and services, and many first and second-generation Americans struggle to achieve long-term financial stability.

Asset Funders Network (AFN) and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) presented a one-hour webinar, Advancing Economic Opportunity for Immigrants and Refugees, on March 21, 2018 with Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. Dr. Pastor shared key findings from research commissioned by AFN and GCIR, and two experts from the field shared lessons and best practices emerging from their work at this critical intersection.

SPEAKERS
Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
Paulina Gonzalez, Executive Director, California Reinvestment Coalition
Chi-mei Lin, Chief Executive Officer, Chinese Community Center of Houston