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and Preserve the American Dream

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Making Immigration Work for All Americans

Our Mission
 
Building the New American Community

Diversity Dynamics was created in 2006 to provide a source of expertise and training related to the challenges and opportunities associated with immigration to the United States in the 21st century.

Our work is based on the belief that immigration can be a continuing source of energy, innovation, and benefit to all Americans, but only if our leaders, whether in government, business, education, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector, adhere to values of equality and inclusiveness and follow policies designed to promote the integration of immigrants into our society.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), there are roughly 232 million migrants world-wide, comprising 3.2 percent of the world's population, set in motion by the three "D's" of development, demography, and democracy. Despite the current downturn in the world economy, all signs point to further increase in migrant numbers in the future, particularly in the developed world. Although one could argue whether there is too much or too little immigration, the real question, according to the IOM, is quite different. "International migration is an established feature of contemporary economic, social and political life, driven by unstoppable forces of globalization and demography...the real question is how to manage migration for the benefit of all."

 

Remember that when you say
"I will have none of this exile
and this stranger for his face
is not like my face
and his speech is strange,"
you have denied America with that word.

--Stephen Vincent Benet

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Training, strategic planning, and program development for public agencies and private organizations seeking to adapt to changing ethnic and cultural patterns in American communities

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American Immigrant Policy Portal

A Service of Diversity Dynamics in partnership with the Graduate School of Social Work (Rutgers University) and The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc., Public Education Institute

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Diversity Dynamics builds on the experience of generations of Americans who have toiled to make our country a welcoming and cosmopolitan place. Through trial and error, we have learned how to make diversity work for all Americans. As we witness the tragic toll of intergroup hatred and hostility around the world, and even regrettably in our own country, we must recommit to the values and practices that have made the country an example and an inspiration to the rest of the world.

Diversity Dynamics does not study issues in isolation; rather it seeks to design solutions to real-life problems faced by organizations adapting to ethnic and cultural change. We identify best practices and translate cutting edge research into practical solutions, bridging the academic and policy worlds. Effective interventions require not only specialized knowledge but also the ability to work with, and learn from, people from diverse cultural and lingusitic backgrounds, to involve them in the decision-making process,  and a willingness to adapt to the special circumstances and needs of each client.

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