Education & 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 shed light 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 host two major programs each year: the 40-hour immigration law course, and Democracy School, a half- or full-day capacity-building workshop for emerging community leaders and advocates of all ages and backgrounds.
We also give presentations and teach workshops all across Massachusetts and New Hampshire on a wide range of immigration-related issues, and welcome opportunities to speak and/or teach at community events. In addition, we host webinars on urgent federal policy issues and new developments with implications for our communities.
To learn more about legal and federal policy-related trainings, please contact Jessica Chicco. For information about advocacy and organizing trainings, please contact Joel Rivera. If you need a speaker or training for a specific date or event, please fill out this form.