Major Partners

English for New Bostonians is a public-private-community collaboration whose mission is to increase access to high-quality English classes to adult immigrants in Boston.


The English Works Campaign is a unique coalition of immigrant community leaders, labor unions, business and civic leaders, educators, and advocates across Massachusetts working toward a Commonwealth that provides all residents with a pathway to economic self-sufficiency; ensures a stable, skilled workforce for businesses; and integrates immigrants into the fabric of our economy, communities and shared civic life.


Project_CitizenshipProject Citizenship is a collaborative project that helps eligible legal permanent residents overcome barriers to naturalization. Formerly known as Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative (GBCI), this project was created by the Fish Family Foundation and MIRA Coalition in partnership with six other immigrant, community-based, and direct service organizations to increase naturalization rates in the state.


The National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy at Migration Policy Institute offers policy-focused research, policy design, leadership development, technical assistance and training for policymakers, nonprofit leaders, educators, journalists, researchers, government officials, and others who seek to understand and respond to the challenges and opportunities that today's high rates of immigration create in local communities.


Welcoming America is a national, grassroots-driven collaborative that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. The ultimate goal of Welcoming America is to create a welcoming atmosphere — community by community — in which immigrants are more likely to integrate into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns.

National Partnership

In addition to our Coalition members, MIRA relies on strong partnerships with national and regional organizations to effectively carry out our mission to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees.

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)
is a national alliance of immigrant rights state coalitions.
NPNA advances the integration and active citizenship of immigrants to achieve a vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all. The Partnership is made up of the following organizations:

Casa de Maryland

Causa (Oregon's Immigrants Rights Organization)

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

lllinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)

Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

OneAmerica (Seattle)

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (TIRC)

Voces de la Frontera (Milwaukee)

National Organizations

These organizations have a wealth of resources on the current immigration debate and what organizations are doing at the national level to effect change in immigration policy.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
1331 G Street, NW Suite 300
Washington DC 20005
202-783-7853 (fax)

National Immigration Forum
50 F Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 347-0040
Fax: (202) 347-0058

Center for Community Change
1536 U Street NW
Washington DC 20009
(202) 339-9300
(202) 387-4892 (fax)

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
1122 W. Washington Blvd
Third Floor
Los Angeles CA 90015
(213) 747-7606
(213) 747-7664 (fax)

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
1126 16th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036
(202) 785-1670
(202) 776-1792 (fax)

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2850
Los Angeles CA 90010
(213) 639-3900
(213) 639-3911 (fax)

America's Voice
1050 17th Street NW, Suite 490
Washington D.C. 20036
(202) 463-8602