ALLIES Immigrant Integration Goal

1. Economic Security

Attaining, maintaining, or increasing Economic Security for oneself and one’s family is an important goal for the vast majority of adult immigrants. Whether the need is immediate financial stability, long-term savings, or anything in between, many immigrants who are seeking education, information or services are motivated at least in part by an economic goal.

The resources listed below are organizations and other information in support of this goal.

California Immigrant Guide
2017 In an effort to integrate immigrants, CA has developed innovative services that help immigrants become part of the social, economic and civic fabric of our state. This guide features services that help immigrants thrive and succeed in their paths towards integration. Immigrants seeking help with English language learning, workforce skill development, naturalization preparation or legal assistance, can find information on available services throughout the state. The guide will serve as a bridge that can help immigrants fully participate in life in California. Key Words: ALLIES1, Directory Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Arabic , Armenian, Farsi, Khmer (Cambodian),

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California Lifeline Program
There are two main Universal LifeLine Telephone Service discounts in CA: the CA LifeLine Program (CA LifeLine) and the federal Lifeline program (Federal Lifeline). CA households qualify by receiving certain benefits OR meeting income requirement. The CA LifeLine Administrator administers both the CA LifeLine Program and the federal Lifeline program. Multi-Language: English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese. Key Words: Communication, Allies1

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California Low Cost Auto Insurance Program
CA Law requires that all drivers of vehicles within the State maintain evidence of financial responsibility. California's Low Cost Automobile Program (CLCA) exists to provide income eligible persons with liability insurance protection at affordable rates. Multi-language: Downloadable materials in | English | Spanish | Hmong | Chinese | Japanese |, Korean | Russian | Tagalog | Vietnamese |.and other languages. Key Words: Low Income, Allies1

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Citizenship services provided in English and Spanish, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. | Directory of Social Services | Multi-language https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7

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Center for Employment Training (CET)
One of the most successful vocational training programs in the nation, Center for Employment Training has always been a place where the whole person is the focus. Employment Assistance, Childcare, ESL, Vocational Training, Member of CADRE Disaster Collaboration, Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese 14 Centers in 4 states: Alexandria, VA, Coachella, CA Colton, CA, Durham, NC (2), El Centro, CA, El Paso, TX, Oxnard, CA, Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA, San Diego, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Soledad, CA, Watsonville, CA Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3

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Community College Center for Economic Mobility (CCCEM)
For more than 25 years, the Center for Economic Mobility has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Center for Economic Mobility is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese

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DACA Recipients and Immigrant Workers are Still Covered by CA's Workplace Protections
9/6/17 - CA Labor Secretary David M. Lanier today issued a statement that the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) does not require employers to re-verify work authorization documents..... "The Labor and Workforce Development Agency will continue to work in partnership with community leaders, worker advocates and employers to make sure DACA recipients and immigrant workers know they are covered by our state's workplace protections." Key Words: ALLIES1

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Day Worker Center of Mt. View
Connects workers and employers in a safe and supportive environment. Empowers workers to improve their socio-economic condition through fair employment, ESL, and education. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Vocational Education, Employment, jobs

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Earning a Living - EDUCATORS FOR FAIR CONSIDERATION (E4FC)
This web page provides links to information for undocumented youth around ITINs, EINs, working as an independent contractor, building credit, Entrepreneurship, business plans, taxes, and more. Key Words: ALLIES1

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Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of SCC is dedicated to reaching out to the business community to support, promote and stay connected to the Filipino community in the United States and abroad. Multi-language: Tagalog Key Words: Networking, Business, Philipines

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Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern CA
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) was founded in 1950 to promote business, mutual understanding, and goodwill between Japan and the United States.

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Legal Aid at Work
Legal Aid at Work offers free information online, including our selection of more than 100 detailed and up-to-date fact sheets about specific provisions of the law related to employment. Also English, Spanish and Chinese manuals for employers to protect the rights of their workers.. Spanish | Chinese Workers' Rights Clinic, helplines 415-864-8208 or 866-864-8208 (toll-free) Key Words: ALLIES1, RRN, Rapid Response

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Managing Money from Consumer Action
A financial literacy clearinghouse featuring Consumer Action's award-winning multilingual educational materials, headline news on personal finance topics and recommended publications created by other organizations and government agencies. The materials focus on financial services, sound financial planning and debt management, saving for emergencies and retirement and how to avoid frauds and scams. Key Words: Allies1 Multi-language: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean

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Mission Asset Fund
For those eligible to apply for Citizenship, Adjustment of status, green card or Temporary Protected Status renewal, MAF offering 0% loans that cover the cost of the USCIS filing fees. Also, 0% interest social loans thru Lending Circles for any purpose, and Business expansion loans with support, (Previously available DACA Renewal grants are no longer available, but applicants will be placed on a waiting list in case more funding is received.) Key Words: ALLIES1, Credit

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MoneyWi$e
A national financial literacy partnership of Consumer Action and Capital One, contains free, multilingual financial education materials. It also offers curricula and teaching aids with regional meetings and roundtables to train community-based organization staff, so that consumers at all income levels and walks of life can be reached. Key Words: ALLIES1

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Opportunity Fund
Matching grants to save for college, vocational school, or emergencies. Also financial counseling, resources to help with credit, budgeting, loans, and more. Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

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Project Sentinel
Project Sentinel is a non-profit organization. Our primary function is to assist individuals with housing problems such as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure & delinquency, rental issues including repairs, deposits, privacy, dispute resolution, home buyer education, post purchase education and reverse mortgages. Our Mission: To develop and promote fairness and equality of housing for all persons and to advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony. Offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, Milpitas, Sacramento and Santa Clara. Monterey County via our Salinas office. SCC Multi-language: Spanish, ALLIES1

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Sacred Heart Community Services
SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, counseling and advocacy. The Volunteer Engagement Program is an online training arena to allow volunteers throughout the world to create their initiatives in their own communities. Currently it is being used to assist immigrants with the deferred action (DACA) immigration process, including filling out applications and providing financial coaching. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, vulnerable populations

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Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Too many communities across the country lack access to affordable financial services. Predatory lenders and high-fee check cashers often thrive. Self-Help intentionally locates branches in underserved communities, and we extend our service through mobile technology and partnerships with local groups. Self-Help Credit Union and Self-Help Federal Credit Union have merged with 14 credit unions and one bank to create a network of over 40 branches serving almost 140,000 people in North Carolina, California, Illinois, and Florida. Key Words: Banking, ALLIES1

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Silicon Valley Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce
Serving businesses' needs with the core focus in Vietnamese businesses and businesses serving Vietnamese community. Promoting and supporting member businesses for the advancement of economic growth throughout the Silicon Valley area.

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SparkPoint Multi-Service Center
SparkPoint offers integrated services to help people end the cycle of poverty through free job coaching and training, education and financial literacy. The program is available to students, alumni, and qualifying low income public at the Workforce Inst in San Jose, through all SBCAE members. Key Words: Allies1, Allies5

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Student Loan Repayment (Options, Pitfalls, Scams, Resources)
2018 This Consumer Action News issue covers topics now being debated before Congress and at the U.S. Department of Education. There could be programmatic changes forthcoming. Check back for the latest updates. Report on Federal and Private Student Loans, payment options and resources, pitfalls, payment calculator and more. Key Words: Financial Aid, ALLIES1, ALLIES8

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The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world's largest global network with a mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Our focus is on generating and nurturing a new generation of entrepreneurs. Key Word: International

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Workforce Institute
For more than 25 years, the Workforce Institute has promoted Santa Clara County's economic vitality by providing customized workforce solutions that enable individuals to enhance employability and organizations to achieve business goals. In partnership with Evergreen Valley College and San Jose City College, the Workforce Institute is a primary learning and development resource for individuals, public agencies, and business partners to develop workforce skills. Member of the SBCAE (South Bay Consortium of Adult Education). Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5, Sparkpoint

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