MIRA is the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. With offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we advance this mission through education and training, leadership development, institutional organizing, strategic communications, policy analysis and advocacy.
MIRA is a dynamic and multi‐ethnic coalition with 140+ organizational members, including grassroots community organizations; refugee resettlement agencies; providers of social, legal and health services, faith-based organizations and civil and human rights advocates. We organize and empower our members and allies, and together we mobilize immigrant communities to advocate for themselves, and amplify and support their voices. MIRA is a respected leader on immigrant issues at the state and national levels, and an authoritative source of information and policy analysis for policy-makers, advocates, immigrant communities and the media.
We have worked to secure millions of dollars in state funding for programs that support the social, civic and economic integration of immigrants and refugees. We advocate for progressive policies at the state, local and national levels, and fight to defeat anti-immigrant measures. We have also helped thousands of green card holders to become U.S. citizens, registered thousands of new Americans to vote, and built capacity among our members to provide legal services to immigrants. Through our AmeriCorps New American Integration Program, we support a range of programs to help newcomers to the U.S. learn English and adapt to their new life.
MIRA is also a founding member of the National Partnership for New Americans, which is co-chaired by our former Executive Director Eva A. Millona. NPNA represents the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 31 states, and leverages their knowledge and expertise to advance a national strategy.
Now, at this critical time in our country, we want to make Massachusetts a model for how to welcome and integrate people from all around the world. Let’s stand up together for a better, more inclusive America!