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 Career Cafe
A Virtual Career Center for California Community College Students. Insights and tools to help you choose a career path. Key Words: Employment, Jobs, Entrepreneur, Vocational Training, Education, ALLIES1, ALLIES5

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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, citizenship, ESL Multi-language: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin),, Korean, Arabic , Armenian, Farsi, Khmer (Cambodian)

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California Lifeline Program - Telephone Discounts
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. 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, Spanish and Vietnamese, 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. Food, Health Care, Mental Health, House Sharing. Multi-language https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7, RIF

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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

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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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ConXión to Community
ConXioón to Community (formerly known as Center for Training & Careers), a culturally and linguistically-competent provider of case management, education, employment, job training, mentoring, family wellness, and services for at-risk youth and their families. Interactive instructor facilitated, computer based ESL classes bilingual in 12 languages, College Entrance Assistance, workforce, behavioral health, culture and youth programs. Dayworker Center - 7 days/week, showers, hot meals, affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Multi-lingual: Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Chinese, Tagalog and American Sign Language. Key Words: San Jose, employment, ALLIES1, ALLIES7

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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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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - CA
Since the 2017 tax year, families earning up to $22,300 may qualify for CalEITC, which is a dramatic increase of the upper income limit over past years. Plus, for the first time, those who earned self-employment income in 2017 may qualify. Key Words ALLIES1 Spanish | Vietnamese | Mandarin Chinese

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Ethiopian Community Services
Translating legal documents and interpreting for clients in court, hospital, and government offices. Information and referral to help clients to understand, and access resources in areas of housing, welfare, legal, education and employment. Other: resume development, employment listing’s, job search and training programs, placement services, rental references, and representation at agencies. Multi-language: Ameharic, Oromiffaa, & Tigrigna. Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Advocacy, ALLIES1, ALLIES8

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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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Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Silicon Valley
The mission of the HCC Silicon Valley is to maximize Hispanic business and economic development by serving as an advocate and resource for its members, business owners, professionals, students and the community in general. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Networking, Business, Latino, ALLIES1

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ITINs, EINs and Taxes for Undocumented Immigrants
This handout from Immigrants Rising (previously E4FC) provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions and 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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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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Map To Success: Identifying Job Opportunities and Career Pathways
1/22/19 he National Immigration Forum’s Map to Success is an interactive tool, providing immigrants and other workers with information on select career paths in the U.S. The map lists jobs with the greatest shortages in states with large immigrant populations, highlighting occupations with potential for career advancement. We aim to assist American employers recruit workers to fill job shortages, and thus help to enhance our overall economic well-being. Key Words: ALLIES1, Employment

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Mission Asset Fund Immigration Programs
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 financial education and support, Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, Credit

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Mission Asset Fund Lending Circles (MAF)
MAF is a San Francisco based nonprofit that provides zero-interest social loans and financial education to help hardworking families build their credit and realize their financial goals with Lending Circles for Citizenship and Business. No interest loans for citizenship and immigration fees. Key Words: ALLIES1

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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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Mortgage Translations Clearinghouse
Created by FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac in collaboration with industry, consumer, and government partners, the Mortgage Translations clearinghouse contains resources such as translated documents, borrower education materials, a standardized glossary of mortgage terms, and more. The clearinghouse is an easy-to-use collection of translated documents and tools to assist lenders, servicers, housing counselors, and others in helping mortgage borrowers who have limited English proficiency. (LEP). The site currently contains Spanish language documents and resources. Materials in other languages will be added in the future. Key Words: ALLIES1, Housing

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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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Payday Loans - Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
10/5/16 Article by Talk Poverty/ - Payday loans are advertised as quick and easy loans that borrowers can repay when their next paycheck comes around. The interest rates are so high, often 400% and above, compared to about 16% on the average credit card that borrowers cannot afford to pay back the loan and the vast majority of loans (80%) are rolled over or followed by an additional loan within just two weeks. The result is that borrowers wind up in debt. Key Words ALLIES1

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Project Sentinel - Housing Advocacy
Project Sentinel's 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 advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony. Service Area; Counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Sacramenti, Cities of Fremont & Merced. Offices in Fremont, Gilroy, Modesto, Redwood City, Milpitas, Sacramento and Santa Clara. Monterey County via our Salinas office. SCC Multi-language: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), ALLIES1

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Proposed Changes to PUBLIC CHARGE: Analysis and Frequently Asked Questions
May 2019 Update from Protecting Immigrant Families: On 12/10/18 public comment period ended on the DHS proposed change to the public charge regulation. For over 100 years, the government has recognized that work supports like health care, nutrition and housing assistance help families thrive and remain productive. And decades ago, the government clarified that immigrant families can seek health care, nutrition and housing assistance without fear that doing so will harm their immigration cases. If this rule is finalized, we can no longer offer that assurance. Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3

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Sacred Heart Community Services
SHCS offers a broad range of social programs including assistance with food, clothing, housing, utilities, employment search, financial coaching, tax preparation, counseling and advocacy. .Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Mental Health, families, vulnerable populations, ALLIES1, ALLIES2, ALLIES7

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Santa Clara County Housing Search
A free housing locator service to list or find Section 8 and other affordable housing in Santa Clara County. SCCHousingSearch.org provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs. The service can be accessed at no cost online 24 hours a day or through a toll-free, bilingual call center at 1-877-428-8844, available M-F, 6:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT. Sponsored by the City of San Jose and SCC Key Words: ALLIES1

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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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Sharing houses: Catholic Charities, county team up for new program
3/20/19 The House Sharing Program, a joint effort from Catholic Charities and Santa Clara County, is a free service that aims to help local residents remain in the area and/or be closer to their work or family. The program defines “house sharing” as two or more unrelated people sharing a home. That can mean a homeowner and renter relationship, or two or more people renting a home together. Residents typically have their own bedroom (and sometimes bathroom) but share common areas. A one-time $200 incentive is paid to the house provider after 90 days of a successful match. All participants are screened via background checks, personality profiles and preferences in housemates. For more information, call (408) 325-5226 or visit catholiccharitiesscc.org. Key Words: Housing, ALLIES1

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Hispanic Satellite
Our mission is to provide services to Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them to grow and establish successful businesses. Northern California SBDC's offer free, individualized and confidential one-on-one advising for existing businesses and start-ups with the potential for job creation, revenue and profit growth, and new business development ideas which could stimulate economic development in Northern California and beyond. San Jose Office. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES1

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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. Sparkpoint Community Bulletins Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES5

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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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Trump administration to stop providing work permits to spouses of certain immigrants
2/21/19 U.S. Customs and Immigration Services completed a proposal to end work visas for spouses of temporary specialized foreign workers, Bloomberg Law reported Thursday. The reported proposal would eliminate H-4 work permits for spouses of people holding H-1B visas and waiting for green cards to become available. About 90,000 people, many of them Indian women, hold H-4 permits. Key Words: ALLIES1

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Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce - Silicon Valley
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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Vietnamese Small Business Resource Center
In February, 2019, the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center, which this week opened a center specifically to help Vietnamese entrepreneurs — the first office in the U.S. dedicated to serving Vietnamese-speaking business owners. The new office opened Feb. 3. The center, called the the SBDC Vietnamese American Satellite, will offer resources in English and Vietnamese to help the Vietnamese business community navigate bureaucracy, new technologies and market expansion. The one-stop shop offers expert advice, low-cost workshops and small business training, among other services. Key Words: ALLIES1

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) - Fed
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. To locate the nearest VITA site, Find a Bay Area site or call 1-800-829-1040. Multi-language:| Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Korean | Russian | Key Words: Seniors, Finance, ALLIES1

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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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Working in the United States
A USCIS description of the types of work permission in the US, the eligibility and application requirements. Information for Employers & Employees about the categories: Temporary Workers * Permanent Workers * Students and Exchange Visitors * Temporary Visitors for Business Key Words: Immigration, ALLIES1

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