ALLIES Immigrant Integration Goal

1. Economic Security

Goal: Programs that assist immigrant to attain, maintain, or increase Economic Security for oneself and one’s family. Typically these programs are relatively shorter-term in duration (less than 12 months).

Benchmarks:

  1. Monthly income (% change and total income change over past 12 months)
  2. Meets the applicable Self-Sufficiency Standard
  3. Has a bank account
  4. Is free of revolving consumer debt
  5. Has an emergency fund to cover living expenses

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

A New America
Working with traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women, minorities and low to moderate income households, to empower them to make  their American dream a reality while contributing to the economic growth and social capital of their communities. Offices in Berkeley, San Jose and Oakland, CA Key Words: Education, Immigrant Integration

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Citizenship services provided in English and Spanish, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. | Directory of Social Services | Multi-language https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts

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Center for Employment Training (CET)
One of the most successful vocational training programs in the nation, Center for Employment Training has always been a place where the whole person is the focus. Employment Assistance, Childcare, ESL, Vocational Training, Member of CADRE Disaster Collaboration, Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese 14 Centers in 4 states: Alexandria, VA, Coachella, CA Colton, CA, Durham, NC (2), El Centro, CA, El Paso, TX, Oxnard, CA, Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA, San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Soledad, CA, Watsonville, CA

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Day Worker Center of Mt. View
Connects workers and employers in a safe and supportive environment. Empowers workers to improve their socio-economic condition through fair employment, ESL, and education. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Vocational Education, Employment, jobs

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Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of SCC is dedicated to reaching out to the business community to support, promote and stay connected to the Filipino community in the United States and abroad. Multi-language: Tagalog Key Words: Networking, Business, Philipines

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Legal Aid at Work
Legal Aid at Work offers free information online, including our selection of more than 100 detailed and up-to-date fact sheets about specific provisions of the law related to employment. Also English, Spanish and Chinese manuals for employers to protect the rights of their workers.. Spanish | Chinese Workers' Rights Clinic, helplines 415-864-8208 or 866-864-8208 (toll-free) Key Words: Allies1, Allies2, RRN, Rapid Response

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Opportunity Fund
Matching grants to save for college, vocational school, or emergencies. Also financial counseling, resources to help with credit, budgeting, loans, and more. Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

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Project Sentinel
Project Sentinel is a non-profit organization. Our primary function is to assist individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages. Our Mission: To develop and promote fairness and equality of housing for all persons and to advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony. Offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, Milpitas, Sacramento and Santa Clara. Monterey County via our Salinas office. SCC Multi-language: Spanish

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Sacred Heart Community Services
SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, counseling and advocacy. The Volunteer Engagement Program is an online training arena to allow volunteers throughout the world to create their initiatives in their own communities. Currently it is being used to assist immigrants with the deferred action (DACA) immigration process, including filling out applications and providing financial coaching. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, vulnerable populations

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SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. The program is available to students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Key Words: Allies1, Allies5

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The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world's largest global network with a mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Our focus is on generating and nurturing a new generation of entrepreneurs. Key Word: International

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) - Fed
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-829-1040. Multi-language:| Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Russian | Key Words: Seniors, Finance, Allies1

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Workforce Institute
For more than 25 years, the Workforce Institute has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Workforce Institute is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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