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.

AFN’s Immigrant Lives, American Futures: Linking Asset Building and Immigrant Integration, was developed in partnership with the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) to help grantmakers explore and understand the challenges, opportunities, and trends of immigrant integration, including the importance of immigrants to the economy, the impact of varying types of immigration status, and the steps that some communities have taken to actively welcome newcomers.