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Centro Presente
Established in 1981, Centro Presente is a member-driven, state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts.
(Other categories: Community)

Immigrant Services Providers/Health
The Immigrant Service Providers Group/Health (ISPG/H) of Somerville, MA is a coalition of direct service providers who are immigrants, the heads of immigrant coalitions, and health care professionals who are either immigrants or represent health care agencies serving immigrants. We hold a monthly networking and coordination meeting, conduct flu and health clinics, and have participated in two NIH Community Based Participatory Research projects (NIOSH, Assessing and Controlling Occupational Risks for Immigrants in Somerville; NICHD, Live Well: Assessing and Preventing Obesity in New Immigrants). The Coordinator, Alex Pirie, has served as a consultant on two community engagement grants under the Harvard Catalyst (CTSI) and the Tufts CTSI, and represents our group on the community engagement advisory board sub-committee on ethics and regulatory for both the Harvard Catalyst (Clinical Translational Science Institute), serves on the steering committee for the Tufts Community Research Center and is a member of a newly formed state wide network around refugee and immigrant mental health. We also participate in a monthly meeting between the immigrant communities and the Somerville Police Department and are participating, along with the city's trauma response coordinator in a grant funded mental health project with the SPD.
(Other categories: Health)

International Institute of New England
The International Institute of New England is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, with site offices located in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester, New Hampshire. The Institute also supports programming in Rhode Island. The Institute's mission is to help refugees and immigrants become active participants in the social, political, and economic richness of American life.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. We serve the commonwealth's one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and strategic communications. The Coalition involves an active membership of over 130 organizations, including community-based groups, social service organizations, ethnic associations, schools, refugee resettlement agencies, health centers and hospitals, religious institutions, unions, and law firms, as well as thousands of individual members, contributors, and allies.
(Other categories: Human Rights)

Welcome Project
The Welcome Project builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions. We do this through programs that strengthen the capacity of immigrant youth, adults and families to advocate for themselves and influence schools, government, and other institutions.
(Other categories: Community)

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