AmeriCorps New American Integration Program (NAIP)
Host sites with available half-year positions include: Chelsea Collaborative, Project Citizenship, Mass. Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), and JVS Boston.
The New American Integration Program (NAIP) was established in 2011 through a partnership between MIRA, English for New Bostonians and the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (no longer a partner).
Up to 30 AmeriCorps members serve nearly 5,000 immigrants and refugees from over 106 different countries every year. Members are placed at immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations across the Commonwealth, serving residents of Greater Boston, Lynn, MetroWest, Central Massachusetts, New Bedford, and the Merrimack Valley.
Members commit to a full-time, full- or half-year service position while receiving a modest living allowance, health benefits, training, and an educational award at completion of service.
NAIP AmeriCorps Members assist immigrants and refugees gain economic stability and more fully participate in our society through learning English, applying for citizenship, job readiness training, and accessing community services. Through high quality training and experience, NAIP AmeriCorps members, many of whom are from immigrant and refugee communities themselves, become skilled and passionate service providers, educators, interpreters and leaders.
The NAIP 2016-17 cohort with Program Director Christine Ntagengwa (far left), and Program Manager Suzanne Metro (crouching, left).