Training & Capacity-Building
MIRA staff and partners provide a wide range of trainings for service providers, advocates, public officials, employers, and immigrant and refugee community members. Our goal is to educate and inform stakeholders on complex immigration and related issues, ensure that practitioners have the knowledge and tools they need to advise the people they serve, and empower community members to be strong, effective self-advocates.
We offer the following training programs:
- Intro to Immigration Series: Four one-hour lunchtime virtual sessions to share relevant, up-to-date, and accurate information on basic immigration topics, offered every summer and winter. Open to anyone interested in learning more about immigration!
- 40- hour Immigration Law Training: A comprehensive overview of immigration law for staff at nonprofits interested in applying to the Department of Justice to become Accredited Representatives, or for attorneys newer to immigration law. Offered each fall and spring.
- Tailored trainings for your organization: We also give presentations and teach workshops all across Massachusetts on a wide range of immigration-related issues, from ABC’s of Immigration to updates on immigration policy, and welcome opportunities to speak and/or teach at community events. If you need a speaker or training for a specific date or event, please fill out this form.
- Democracy School: capacity-building workshops for community leaders and advocates of all ages and backgrounds.
Occasionally, we host webinars or briefings on timely federal and state policy issues and new developments with implications for our communities. Be sure to follow our social media and subscribe to our bulletin to learn about these events!