Our work

ICIRR works with many member organizations on various programs and campaigns that empower the immigrant community in Illinois.

  • New Americans Democracy Project

    New Americans Democracy Project

    The New Americans Democracy Project is a non-partisan citizen voter registration, education, and mobilization campaign aimed at engaging and building power for the immigrant community.

  • Family Support Network and Hotline

    Family Support Network and Hotline

    Connecting families with reliable and immediate information, referrals to legal, ministry, and social services.

  • IL is Ready

    IL is Ready

    Plan, Prepare, and Educate- Through the IL is Ready round table service providers are able to remain up to date with current changes in immigration law and policies. 

  • New Americans Initiative

    New Americans Initiative

    Promoting civic engagement through United States Citizenship

  • Healthcare Access

    Healthcare Access

    The Immigrant Health Access Initiative (IHAI) is part of ICIRR’s immigrant integration portfolio. IHAI launched in 2011 to build capacity at immigrant serving organizations to aid implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The Initiative combines active community education, capacity building, and coordinated policy and advocacy with our members.  Our goal is to build the foundation for successful immigrant participation in the health care systems in Illinois.  

  • Education Initiatives

    Education Initiatives

    Helping immigrant and refugee students navigate and access higher education in the United States

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    Dedicated to providing equal access to health and safety-net services for immigrants and refugees

  • Fighting For-Profit Immigration Prisons

    Fighting For-Profit Immigration Prisons

    ICIRR is fighting against further detention of immigrants and in particular against plans for for-profit immigration detention centers

  • Immigrant Family Resource Program

    The Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP) is a contract between immigrant-serving organizations in Illinois, The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and the Illinois Department of Human Services to support immigrant access to public benefits. 

  • Building Power in Cicero and Berwyn

    Building Power in Cicero and Berwyn

    Leaders in Cicero and Berwyn are organizing to make sure their community has access to the health care services they deserve!

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