Smile Politely: The University YMCA released an Immigration Impact Report

The University YMCA, along with New American Economy, has released a Gateways for Growth Community Data report today, which details the contributions of immigrants in Champaign County (general take: they contribute a lot). Last year, the Y established a New American Welcome Center here, designed to help immigrants integrate fully into our community. Champaign-Urbana was also selected as one of 25 communities to receive the Gateways for Growth Challenge, an award which “is a combination of research, technical assistance, and/or matching grants awarded to communities that have demonstrated a public/private commitment to creating an environment that welcomes and includes all residents,” according to the YMCA.

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