MIRA Coalition’s Intro to Immigration is back: 2024 Summer Training Series!

This four-part virtual lunch hour series will present relevant, up-to-date, and accurate information on immigration topics.

You can attend all 4 trainings, or choose individual sessions. This series is open to all individuals who would like to increase their knowledge of immigration-related topics and learn about helpful resources for working with immigrant populations. This is an introductory training – no prior experience or knowledge is necessary!

Join us on the following dates from 1-2 p.m. EST!


Thursday, July 11: ABCs of Immigration
Our signature introductory training session provides an overview of common immigration statuses, the privileges and restrictions associated with each, and common pathways to obtain legal immigration status — including through family and humanitarian protections.

Thursday, July 25: Rights, Resources and Benefits for Immigrants
Participants will learn about basic rights of all individuals — regardless of immigration status — and receive a broad overview of immigrant eligibility for health and safety net programs. This training also discusses best practices for interactions with law enforcement and preparation for worst-case scenarios.

Thursday, August 8: Immigration Policy Updates and the Work Ahead
It can be challenging to stay current with the ever-changing landscape of immigration policy. In this session, we’ll discuss some of the changes that have occurred over the past year both at the federal and state levels, and what MIRA Coalition’s advocacy is focused on for the future.

Thursday, August 22: Welcoming New Arrivals
As part of the training, participants will receive tips for assisting families and individuals who are new to the country. In addition to providing a basic understanding of the state’s emergency shelters and welcome centers, the training will also discuss actions taken by the state, municipal networks, and local responses. Additionally, best practices will be presented for building strong, trusting relationships with immigrants.

Jessica Chicco, Director of Citizenship & Training, MIRA Coalition
Catherine Ramirez Mejia, Access and Resource Specialist, MIRA Coalition

You can register for each session for $15 OR register for all 4 topics for $50. REGISTER HERE via TicketTailor

We never want cost to be a barrier to participation. Please reach out to Catherine Ramirez Mejia at cramirezmejia@miracoalition.org to discuss alternatives.